Greek Democracy: A System Worth Copying?

It’s no secret the United States government system is based on Greek democracy; however, we need to ask the question, “is it a system worth copying?” To answer this, we need to examine both the pros and cons of the current and original democratic system. The US government system is often described as a republic …

Greek Mythology and General Education 

You might be wondering, is Greek Mythology really relevant today? Well, in order to fully understand just how relevant it is, you first need to understand Greek mythology. Mythology is important for the understanding of history, art, and literature. Science, philosophy, psychology, astronomy, and many other topics were heavily influenced by Greek myth. This is …

The Odyssey: Choosing a Translation

With over 60 English translations, knowing which translation of The Odyssey to read can be difficult.  In the original Greek, The Odyssey is in blank verse, using dactylic hexameter, both of which are common attributes of Greek and Latin poetry. Some translators of The Odyssey choose to keep their translation in blank verse while others …

So You Want to Learn About Greek Mythology?

Question: Why did Achilles pull over to the side of the road?  Answer: He heard Sirens. Question: What game do Greek Gods play at birthday parties?  Answer: Hydra and go seek. Question: What did Poseidon say to the sea monster? Answer: What’s Kraken? If you are not laughing, either you do not have a sense …