Will the real Callisthenes please stand up?

Two books, two authors, a single character: The historical figure of Callisthenes can be played around with in some interesting ways.

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Courtesans and Fishcakes: Attitudes Towards Pleasure in Ancient Greece

It’s the right time for another cultural history. The only kind worth reading. Continue reading

In Defence of Lord of the Rings: Genre and Purpose in Fiction

When writing, you need to keep in mind the purpose of your writing and the culture you’re working in. When offering criticism, you need to do the same thing. Continue reading