In this episode of Literary Tales we offer a reading of Euripides: The Bacchae and Medea. In Euripides we find very modern themes of power, feminism, and masculine domination. As such, we might go as far as to say that Euripides was the prophet of modernity and put his thumb on the very issues we are now grappling with. Visit … Continue reading Euripides: Poet-Prophet of Modernity
In this episode of Literary Tales, we contrast Homer’s Iliad against Hesiod’s Theogony to reveal the stark break from the poetic past and how Homer’s Iliad is really a cosmic epic of love and forgiveness caught in the rapture of war: Homer's "Iliad" as a Love Epic
In the inaugural lecture of the “Philosophy Hour” at Literary Tales, we begin with the very source of systematic philosophy: Plato. In this half hour lecture we provide the tools for understanding Plato as a political thinker, ethicist, satirist, and architect of foreshadowing. This lecture introduces the reader/listener to how to extract the richness from … Continue reading Literary Tales: Plato and Philosophy
In the inaugural episode of my newly dedicated humanities podcast, Literary Tales, we take a look at the Epic of Gilgamesh as containing the traces of human consciousness in its primordial struggle and movement to civilization. Listen to it here: The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Struggle for Civilization.