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Joel Christensen: Plagues follow bad leadership in ancient Greek tales

As someone who writes about early Greek poetry, I spend a lot of time thinking about why its performance was so crucial to ancient life. One answer is that epic and tragedy helped ancient storytellers and audiences try to make sense of human suffering.

March 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

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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