Tag Archive: odyssey

Siren Songs and Siren Warnings

Imagine you are an ancient sailor. You’ve been out to sea for what seems like eternity. Maybe you are going somewhere. Maybe you are just drifting. Either way, it is a shock when… Continue reading

On Glory

Why did ancient people do heroic things? According to the Iliad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and just about every other epic, people did amazing things for a simple reason: Glory.… Continue reading

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