Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?

Another sampling of my academic writing! ___________________________________ Dido vs. Aeneas: Who’s The Most Pious One of All?             One of the most common themes cited in Virgil’s The Aeneid is piety, specifically piety in terms of dutiful obedience to the gods’ will. Many scholars would argue that Aeneas’ greatest character trait is his duty, cited…

Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene

Another sampling of my academic writing. ____________________________________________________ Antigone’s Greatest Enemy: Ismene A common interpretation of Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is that Creon is the greatest adversary to Antigone’s will, and ultimately his obstinacy led to her suicide [and the tragic end to his lineage]. While I agree Creon’s initial decision to deny Antigone’s brother, Polyneices, a…

The Great Homeric Misconception: Misogyny

I’ve been rather silent lately, but not without good cause: my classes this semester are incredibly challenging and time consuming. I’m not complaining; in fact, it’s the opposite – I’m loving every minute of it. Since I haven’t shared any academic writing in a while, I decided to share my position paper on The Iliad…