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Sophocles’ Antigone

on July 12th, 2016 by admin

I always look to the ancient Greeks for wisdom.  Since they were the inventors of literature and philosophy, I decided to read the tragedy Antigone.  A tyrant named Creon commands a woman, Antigone to not give her brother the dignity of a burial.  Or she will be executed.  Not only does Antigone not follow Creon’s […]

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Aesop’s Fables

on June 6th, 2015 by admin

Not much is known about Aesop.  In one instance I read he was a slave in ancient Greece who wrote these tales as a chronicle of his life.  I also read that Aesop could have been a pen name used by multiple writers.  In any event these stories have lasted over 2000 years and their […]

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Censorship Rears Its Ugly Head, Again.

on January 8th, 2011 by admin

It’s unfortunate I have to start the new year with a story so absurd, and so tragic, it can only happen in 21st century America.  This article reports that a new edition of Huckleberry Finn will be purged of the word nigger.  All 219 references.  Despite the fact that the book is set in the 19th […]

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