Tagged: Esposito

Six Quotes: Esposito on Homer

“Isn’t it amazing that the first major work of western civilization — Gilgamesh — depicts the destruction of a human city?” “Menelaus is about to kill Helen, but (smart lady), she bares her breast to him, and he throws his sword down. Some things never change.” “Calypso’s name means concealment and while Odysseus is with […]

Interview with Stephen Esposito

Did you see this interview with Prof. Esposito, when it was posted last month following its publication in the Core Journal? Here’s an excerpt: How do you think the addition of Ajax has been beneficial for CC101? It’s a tender matter to bring up suicide to eighteen-year-olds because they’re on the cusp of a whole […]

From a CC101 debate on democracy

The problem with storytelling is that it appeals to the desirous part of the soul and not the rational — that’s why Socrates has such a problem with it. So, my question is: Would it be just to ban Sophocles and his plays in the city of Athens, when they clearly show a deep understanding […]