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Roman Love Poetry and Lucan's Portrayal of Caesar

The following is an extract from a paper I wrote titled: The Influence of Roman Love Poetry...
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A Study on Medea - the Choral Odes

To any audience, modern or contemporary, it can be unequivocally stated that Euripidea's Medea...
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Teaching = studying = learning

Γηράσκω αεί Διδασκόμενος (I Always Learn as I Age)"Solon" It is very...
A-level Ancient Greek

Another Slice of Greek Life -- Pygmies and Cranes

Another slice of Greek life -- The Battle of the Pygmies and Cranes At the beginning (lines...

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  • Roman Love Poetry and Lucan's Portrayal of Caesar

    Monica Matthews A-level Ancient Greek Tutor (Cambridge) Picture The following is an extract from a paper I wrote titled: The Influence of Roman Love Poetry (and the merging of masculine and feminine) in Lucan's portrayal of Caesar in De Bello Civili 5.476–97 In the episode preceding his adventure in the great sea-storm in Lucan De Bello Civili book 5,...
  • Characteristics of Homeric Epic

    A-level Ancient Greek Tutor (Reading) Picture The following is only a brief overview of the major points of form, content, style and theme. There is so much in Homer – enjoy discovering new features for yourself! Metre – Homer’s epic is poetry composed orally in hexameters, a deliberate metre (rhythmic pattern) that would have a powerful...
  • Influence of the Pythagoreans on Plato’s Work

    A-level Ancient Greek Tutor (South West London) Picture   http://www.seipub.org/ijla/paperInfo.aspx?ID=9114 An article of mine published in the International Journal of Literature and Art, based on my Mphil thesis that investigated possible underlying Pythagorean structure in Plato's dialogues, after the construction of a computational tool for...

 

  • Another Slice of Greek Life -- Pygmies and Cranes

    A-level Ancient Greek Tutor (South West London) Picture Another slice of Greek life -- The Battle of the Pygmies and Cranes At the beginning (lines 1-7) of Homer, Iliad 3, we find an intriguing simile: Now when they were marshalled, the several companies with their captains, the Trojans came on with clamour and with a cry like birds, even as the...
  • A Study on Medea - the Choral Odes Editor's Pick

    Ancient Greek (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture To any audience, modern or contemporary, it can be unequivocally stated that Euripidea's Medea is a striking and powerful play. The central character alone, in all her imposing qualities and emasculated portrayal, is enough to impress forcibly upon the spectator. Further to this is the very...
  • Teaching = studying = learning

    A-level Ancient Greek Tutor (South East London) Picture Γηράσκω αεί Διδασκόμενος (I Always Learn as I Age)"Solon" It is very important for a teacher to remember that, in order to be successful, he/she is always a student him/herself. In a lesson, the roles change all the time. Students teach teachers, and teachers learn from...