Category Archives: Mythology

Protected: But Let Judgment Run Down As Waters

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Protected: Electra and Orestes on a White-Ground Lekythos?

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The Abbo’s Alley Labyrinth

There’s a fine piece in Smithsonian today about labyrinths, which put me in mind of Sewanee’s own version of the mystic maze (about which more below). As Jennifer Billock, the author of the Smithsonian piece, writes about the spiritual engagement with this unique … Continue reading

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Crazy Salad: new and old views

Helen being chosen found life flat and dull And later had much trouble from a fool, While that great Queen, that rose out of the spray, Being fatherless could have her way Yet chose a bandy-leggèd smith for man. It’s … Continue reading

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Facing Demons in Etruria

Out to Fiumcino airport I went, thinking it would be easier to deal with a car rental there and get on to the E80 to Cerveteri and Tarquinia to look at the Etruscan tombs. Alas, Avis at FCO was an … Continue reading

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Protected: Antigone in Columbia

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Protected: Radical Visions of Hector?

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