Tag: Greece

Who is Second Best?!

Sententiae Antiquae is determing which of the Achaean heroes from the Iliad is second best! Check out the semi-finals here and read up on previous battles here. “Why NANAIHB? Since Achilles is the best of the Achaeans, he’s obviously out. After him, the picture is more complicated. Tradition […]

Vanguard 2016 Line Up

Here’s the line-up for the 2016 Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival: Message from the King; Nelly; Colossal; Interchange; I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House; Godspeed; My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea; Buster’s Mal Heart; Without Name; Prevenge; The Bad […]

“The Public Voice of Women”

Mary Beard writes about gender, speech, and the depiction of the sound of women’s voices from Homer’s time until now. “I want to start very near the beginning of the tradition of Western literature, and its first recorded example of a man telling a woman to ‘shut up’; […]

“This Land Is Mine”

Animator of Sita Sings The Blues, Nina Paley, has a new short, “This Land Is Mine,” concerning, “a brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant” set to, “This Land Is Mine” sung by Andy Williams. (Via Cartoon Brew)