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To Hermes Psychopompos

Hermes, you who speak, you who negotiate, you who shatter all boundaries, you who understand, Friend of Humanity, you who have a great heart, do you know what festers in mine? Do you know that pain, that cold mud that, after … Continue reading

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Paean to Apollon

Midnight. The lights of the hospital car park blink outside my window. My head is heavy with the weight of the medicine I have been given. I should be asleep, but the stinging in my stomach keeps me awake. On the table next … Continue reading

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History’s Oldest Songs: What did Ancient Music sound like?

Music, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing things human beings have created. It has the power to make us feel happy, sad, roused, calm, to tell a story, to bring back memories, all through a limited number … Continue reading

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Still alive!

I haven’t posted in ages so I thought I’d let you guys know that I’m still alive, and so is this blog! I do intend to keep updating it but over the last month, I’ve been very busy. I moved into a … Continue reading

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Reading of the Odyssey in reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation

I found this while browsing YouTube videos and it brought tears to my eyes within the first few seconds. There’s something so emotional, and yet so relaxing, about hearing these words as they were pronounced 2500 years ago. It makes me … Continue reading

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I found Apollon through Classical Music

Of the Twelve Olympians, Apollon is the one that I had the most trouble finding. I have always related more to his twin sister, Artemis, and although I feel we would understand each other quite well I’ve never seemed to … Continue reading

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Seikilos Epitaph: Wisdom from Ancient Greece

I’ve just come back from a memorial ceremony, so I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favourite songs, from the Seikilos Epitaph. This song was composed by a man named Seikilos in the 1st century of … Continue reading

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