By Anya Leonard
I'm not pretentious enough to consider myself an expert on the classical world. Like many, I read the classics in high school or college, which sparked an interest, but that interest waned as I engaged in business and went about dealing with life. Now that I am retired, with more free time to renew my interest in the classics, I'm happy to have found Classical Wisdom as a tool to assist in that pursuit. I only wish I hadn't waited so long. So much to learn, so little time.
One of the things I most enjoy about being a member of Classical Wisdom is that many of the articles are broadly arrayed and accessible to non-experts. It seems to me that the main focus of the site is not to serve as a nexus of scholarly insight, rather, it is to expose as many people as possible to the classics, and to serve as a starting point for learning new things about the classical world.
I think that many of the articles in Classical Wisdom are written such that they introduce we 'newbs' to something new within this vast array of knowledge and allow us to explore things that we might not otherwise have known we might be interested in. Then, if you find yourself fascinated by a particular article, or a specific aspect of it, it becomes easier to do a deep dive as interest and time permit.
Sir Isaac Newton was right when he said, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Classical Wisdom is my ladder; it helps me reach those shoulders.
I'm sorry baby
I was going to take out a year's subscription, but after reading the quality and superficial depth of the article on Jason and the Argonauts, I'm going to wait awhile.
I somehow expected .... you know ..... more ...