Tagged: greek literature


History’s Lost, Part II: Sappho

“Euripides was eaten by dogs; Aeschylus killed by a stone; Sappho leapt from a cliff. We know no more of them than that. We have their poetry, and that is all.” – Virginia Woolf,...


History’s Lost, Part I: Stesichorus

Rufus has, for some time now, guiding this little community through “The Canon,” and it seems we’ve finally made it past 400 BCE and Greek tragedy.  The danger when speaking of any “canon” is...