I got to thinking about veiling, binding one’s hair, and modesty, and then about a cluster of other issues that arboresced from there. This post is a product of that.
Infrequently on KALLISTI and elsewhere, I have referred to a copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths that I had when I was a toddler. This weekend, the book fell into my hands again. It is, indeed, held together with duct tape. … although the duct tape isn't really working out, is it? One of … Continue reading Revisiting my Childhood Copy of D’Aulaires’ BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
Today, a conversation about the normalization of calls for violence on social media sparked me to wonder what kinds of ethical and moral writings existed about nonviolence — ones that did not take a Christian perspective. While Googling a variety of terminology (nonviolence, ahimsa, &c.), I ended up finding Mark Kurlansky's Nonviolence: The History of a … Continue reading Something I Read About Nonviolence
V. Concerning the first Cause. After this, it is requisite that we should know the first cause, and the orders of gods posterior to the first, together with the nature of the world, of intellect, soul, and essence; likewise that we should speculate providence, fate, and fortune, virtue and vice, and the good and evil … Continue reading Sallust: On the Gods and the Worlds V
XV. Why we honour the Gods, who are not indigent of any thing. From hence we are presented with a solution of the doubts concerning sacrifices and other particulars relative to the cultivation of divinity; for that which is divine is not indigent of any thing. But the honours which we pay to the gods, … Continue reading Sallust, Part II: Remixing ON THE GODS AND THE WORLD XV
When I wrote my last post, I wanted to link to something, but realized that it was on my old blog. It was a remix of On the Gods and the World by Sallust in which I took the open access version of the text and combined it with free-to-use images from the Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading How Sallust Made Me a Hellenist
A chaste woman is given grace within the mysteries of Dionysos — not forced to drown down wine — allowed to worship with her will intact. One cannot always see scars. Who knows which of us bear bruises throbbing like Rhea's quick drumbeat and for whom a mystery is learning how to loosen one's grip … Continue reading Loosening Bonds (On Mysteries)