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CLARISSA: NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE

It is the prose of suspicion; an uncovering ¬†of layers of disconcerting awareness between its lines.¬†Samuel Richardson’s ( 1689-1761 ) ambitious narrative of tragic seduction is traced through the hundreds of letters written between Clarissa Harlowe, her confidante Anna Howe, … Continue reading

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THE WANDERING MYTH: IF ANYONE FINDS A LOST TROJAN

Its been about one hundred and fifty years since Schliemann discovered the site of Troy. Yet no one has found any evidence that the Greeks ever fought there. The capture of Troy and the wanderings of Odysseus have had an … Continue reading

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AUGUSTUS WAS NOT AMUSED

” I was born for poetry. Whatever I tried to say came out as verse”. Ovid was a gifted observer of ”la dolce vita” that delighted the beautiful people of Augustan Rome with his how-to verses on love making. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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