Category Archives: The Odyssey

The Secrets of the Odyssey (3): Calypso and Phaecians

According to a well-known saying by Whitehead, all Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato. Philosophy may have begun with Plato but storytelling and literature began with minstrel poets such as Homer. Our cultural womb and cradle is ancient Greece; … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Odyssey (2): Elements of Time (the Muse and the Moon)

 “Homer, the astronomer, considered wisest of all Greeks.” Heraclitus I am about to begin my reading of the Odyssey having already selected the English translation I am going to use. It is going to be the one by Robert Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Odyssey (1)

Timanthes, “The Sacrifice of Iphigenia” (detail: Odysseus) Homer’s Odyssey has always held an extreme fascination with me. All the characters and what happens to them have been coming back to me recently, perhaps in connection with Mercury retrograde with Neptune. … Continue reading

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