Sappho describes love using powerful sensual language, but were her relationships with these women more platonic than suggested?
Monthly Archives: February 2017
1) Does this fable promote kindness, or does it teach people that one should always be skeptical? 2) Do you go through life assuming the kindness and generosity of others, or do you approach life with caution until people’s true … Continue reading
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a great epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, and it is one of the earliest pieces of world literature. The story talks about the main character, Gilgamesh, … Continue reading
1. Does order have to be maintained through fear and violence? 2. Did the frogs know whats best for them when asking for a better king or should they have been careful what they wished for?
Do people in superior positions feel the need of validating their status to those inferior? Why? Does the empowerment of adorning oneself give any additional power or is it just superseding one’s insecurity?
Do emotions take over actions in order to preserve ego/pride? Was the fox intelligent, or was the raven merely foolish? Do strangers, naturally, have negative intentions?
Is it better to invest your time in one skill and be proficient at it or invest your time in many skills? Does having big ego eventually lead to a downfall? Why or why not? Is it good to impose … Continue reading
The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world’s earliest piece of literature. Although it was somehow forgotten throughout the centuries, the epic was rediscovered on just brittle clay tablets which in fact, left me feeling dumbfounded. Something as delicate … Continue reading
In the civilization portrayed in Epic of Gilgamesh, do females have power? If so, what is the nature of that power? Is it weaker than or equal to the power of males, or is it of a different order altogether?
Lucretius (c. 99-55 B.C.E.) explicitly rejected religion, but did he reject gods? His six-book Latin poem De rerum natura accepts the existence of gods. But what role does it assign to them?