On heroic living

How to write about heroism without sounding like a pompous ass? I am not a hero, or a teacher of heroes or the bloody Pagan pope. For there can only be one … and it simply is not my style. My voice is not the voice of solemn authority, nor that of the satyr. But […]

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A stands for Antigone

Antigone is a hero of mine, featuring in one of my favourite tragedies (well, and the only one I have in its entirety). Only, classical tragedies generally lack heroes as we generally understand them in modern popular culture. Antigone is not portrayed as moral example to be followed, neither is she the classic villain. She […]

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