Tag: Ancient Greek Literature

The Power of Mythological Thinking

As a teacher of classical mythology, Poliakoff explains that the challenge he presents to his students—and that myths present to contemporary readers—is to understand how such ancient stories…

Haunted by Homer’s Sirens

“About seven months ago, our son was in a tragic ski accident, and was in a coma for close to a month. And during that really painful time,…

“For the Sake of a Cloud”

While taking Latin in high school, I became fascinated by the story of the Trojan War. I loved the interconnected perspectives of soldiers, royalty, deities, and ordinary people….