Music and Medusa
Dear Classical Wisdom Reader,
I think it’s a feeling we all know.
Who hasn’t at some point felt misunderstood?
Sometimes it can be over little things, and sometimes it can be much, much larger…sometimes misunderstandings can even span centuries!
This week at Classical Wisdom, we’ve been taking a look at these kinds of misunderstandings, and how best to get around them.
For example, for International Women’s Day, this week we had a special, exclusive article for our Members on Helen of Troy. Or should that be Helen of Sparta? Read on below to find out the truth about a much misrepresented character of ancient myth…
Speaking of Sparta, Members can also take part in our exclusive LIVE Roundtable Event this week on March 16th at 5.30 PM EST with acclaimed novelist and popular historian Myke Cole.
We’ll be discussing how the Spartans and their legacy have been widely misunderstood, and what the consequences of that have been. This is a chance to speak directly with an expert on Sparta. You won’t want to miss it.
Members can register for the event HERE.
And if you’re interested in learning more about women of Greek mythology, we also have a new podcast with renowned writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes. She discusses her new book Stone Blind, a retelling of the myth of the deeply misunderstood Medusa.
It’s an extremely eye opening discussion about the lost truth of one of the most famous mythic figures in the world.
You can watch that HERE.
Of course, the antidote to misunderstandings is clarity. We have a guide below on how to argue like a philosopher, so you don’t get misunderstood yourself.
And over at Classical Wisdom Kids, we are looking at the role music played in the ancient world, with extra material for adults and older kids interested in learning more about this fascinating topic.
The power of music, it turns out, is something that’s been crystal clear from one era to the next… No misunderstandings there!
Check it all out below…
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That’s it for this week!
All the best,
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