Acis and Galatea
Art / poetry

Acis and Galatea

The Featured Image: The Loves of Acis and Galatea by Alexandre Charles Guillemot (1827).   One of my favorite books was written in the time of Augustus, the one who exiled the imprudent and lurid Ovid for violating the new Roman sexual decorum. For those that don’t know, the eventually Divine Augustus, after assuming the … Continue reading

The Great Flood and Rebirth: Ovid’s Story of Deucalion and Pyrrha
poetry

The Great Flood and Rebirth: Ovid’s Story of Deucalion and Pyrrha

“There Achaea is a land encircled by lofty mountains, rich in sheep and in pasture, where Prometheus, son of Iapetus, begat goodly Deucalion, who first founded cities and reared temples to the immortal gods, and first ruled over men. This land the neighbours who dwell around call Haemonia.” From the Argonautica (320 BC). Zeus in his fury … Continue reading