Diomedes: The Underrated Hero of the Iliad

In the early books of the Iliad, when Achilles withdraws from the Greek army in rage, Diomedes emerged as the…

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Hector and Polydamas: The Iliad’s Great Debate

One of the most fascinating passages of Homer’s Iliad takes place in book 12, when the Trojans have successfully broken…

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The Judgment of Paris: A Myth of Moral Corruption

The myth is world-famous. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, the parents of Achilles, Eris, Goddess of Discord, throws…

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Antigone vs Creon: Who is in the Right?

In the generation before the Trojan War, the struggle for power in Thebes was the great tragic event in Greece.…

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What Pickup Artists Need to Learn From The Odyssey

This is a guest post from Jared at Legends of Men. He primarily writes about masculine literature and relationships, and…

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Did the Iliad and the Odyssey Have the Same Author?

It’s one of the longest-lasting mysteries in the world. Did the Iliad and the Odyssey have the same author? Was…

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Heinrich Schliemann: Discoverer of Troy

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones that stay in the bubble of “reason” and…

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10 Trojan War Legends that are Probably True

For thousands of years, the myth of the Trojan War has lived on. As told by the mysterious poet Homer…

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Act, Don’t React

I dropped my belief in free will long ago, many years before I became familiar with the rules of persuasion.…

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He Who Endures the Most Unfairness, Wins

People tend to make excuses to avoid work or hardship, a phenomenon that I call the Excuse Demon. One of…

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