In Herodotus’ histories, the first wife to appear in the Histories is the unnamed wife and Queen of Candaules. Her namelessness may suggest the seriousness of the crime committed against her and sanctions her to stand as a respectable woman who was subjected to ridicule and shame induced by her husband’s actions. In this episode, … More Candaules’ wife: What strong women mean in Herodotus’ Histories
Bronze age, Homer, Mycenaean Civilisation. Do we learn anything from the Epic poetry that has held modern Western Civilisation since it was first sung? It is widely understood that the epics of Homer were composed in the late Bronze age. A feudal society ruled by a King in each region supported by an aristocracy shown historically … More The Bronze Age: Homer
I thought I’d do something different this time and drop by a little story about the Muses with the concept of if History no longer existed. “Why History Miss Antiquity?” “Please, Calliope, and why not History?” She responded, reclining in her lush blue chair, lifting her crystal glass to her pink lips and I just … More The Muses.
I would introduce myself as the new writer on the block but I’ll just jump right in. The writing of history is an interpretation of what has already been written therefore some historians seem to reconstruct the past to reproduce a new understanding of the past with the knowledge of their sources while others continue … More The Black Legend…poor Spain