Thersites; one of Homer’s ‘counter-examples’

In this post we present an original analysis of the dialogue between Thersites and Odysseus, appearing in the Second Rhapsody of Homer‘s Iliad. Continue reading “Thersites; one of Homer’s ‘counter-examples’”

Theocracy against Science and Philosophy; the less known face of ancient Athens

In Hellenistic and Roman times, the prevailing view was still the geocentric one. The brilliant heliocentric theory advanced by Aristarchos in the early third century B.C. was never established, because it met with hostility in Athens—Aristarchos was accused of impiety and faced the death penalty. Continue reading “Theocracy against Science and Philosophy; the less known face of ancient Athens”

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