Past Perfect
Archive for April 21st, 2011
Know Thyself
Know Thyself

It’s hard to say where my interest in Greece originates. I honestly can’t recall becoming aware of Greece, but I know I did at some point. Whether I had some idea of it as a child, I can’t say, but my increasing interest in Greece, well Ancient Greece, came from studying Greek and Roman mythology […]

Oedipus Rex: How to Appreciate your Mother
Oedipus Rex: How to Appreciate your Mother

Anything and everything I know about Greece is from mythology.  When I was but a young, impressionable lass, my parents used to coerce me into reading for a half hour before bed in order to help mold me into the genius I am today.  Upon my mother’s instruction, I read a picture book about the gods […]

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

I was born in 1961, the youngest of four (the oldest of whom was born immediately after Word War II), so that puts me at the tail end of the baby boom. Television predated me, of course, but I was a member of the first generation weaned on it; so there’s a good chance that […]