Vox Populi

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Rachel Hadas:’What goes around comes around,’ or what Greek mythology says about Donald Trump

When I studied and taught Sophocles’ tragedy “Oedipus the King,” the stress was on hubris, irony, blindness. What wasn’t emphasized is that the play was written during and is set in the midst of a plague.

October 15, 2020 · 3 Comments

Richard St. John: The Chorus

Sees the women led to ships, and weeps.
Works at the deli counter, evening shift.

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

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