Rereading Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica
A couple of days ago I picked up my copy of the Argonautica. As I have been rereading this epic, its author, Apollonius...
Jesus and the Christian Revolution.
My wife is half Jewish and half Catholic. I grew up Eastern (Greek) Orthodox. Needless to say, our Easter holidays are...
Rereading Homer’s Iliad
Every now and then I find myself returning to the Classics. This time, I am rereading the Iliad. And every single time...
Just in time for the spooky holidays….
Just in time for the holidays… One of few exorcism prayers excavated and deciphered from the collection of papyri...
A Sociological Thought
Yesterday evening I was preparing a few things for tonight’s dinner. For those who haven’t figured it out...
Reading: Hebrew Myths (Robert Graves &...
Suggested to me by an acquaintance, Rabbi Scott Looper, I am currently reading Hebrew Myths by Robert Graves and...
Some light reading…..the Peshitta
Today I finally received a copy of the Peshitta, the Aramaic Old Testament. This will be an invaluable tool along with...
A Thank You to the Oriental Institute
I want to take the time to thank the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago for allowing me personal access to...
More Music from the Ancient World: The Music of...
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Michael Levy and his amazing work with the lyre, a very ancient instrument. In the...
The Music of the Ancient World: Introducing the...
In December of 2013 I stumbled upon the website of Michael Levy. He can be described as a composer for the lyre, an...