Homer's Odyssey also inspired a 20th century book titled Ulysses, a novel which took place all in one day in Dublin, Ireland. This book was been banned from the United States until 1933 and in England until 1937. Ulysses was originally published in 1922. The reasoning behind its ban was by on the
ground that it might cause its American
readers to harbor impure and lustful thoughts.
Read the 1933 Article ⤴ by the N.Y. Times concerning the Ulysses ban being lifted in the U.S.
Virgil, the Roman Poet, authored his work titled Aeneid which closely resembles the Odyssey as it occurs after the fall of Troy with Aeneid making his way around the ravaged city and thereafter his travels bring him all the way to become the founder of Rome. Virgil uses exact passages from the Odyssey and translates much of Homer's work into Latin.
Homer's epic gets credit for a date of 700 B.C. but many scholars believe it to be written around 900 B.C. making the Trojan War recent history resulting in much of Homer's writing to be fairly accurate history.
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From the Age of Romanticism, which followed the Age of Enlightenment:
"It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is ; the spirit of consciousness disengages itself come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone. A gentle failure of the perceptions creeps over you ; the spirit of consciousness disengages itself once more, and with slow and hushing degrees like a mother detaching her hand from that of a sleeping child, the mind seems to have a balmy lid closing over it, like the eye,-it is closed,-the mysterious spirit has gone to take its airy rounds."
- Leigh Hunt
James Henry Leigh Hunt, best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist and poet. Hunt co-founded The Examiner, a leading intellectual journal expounding radical principles. He was the centre of the Hampstead-based group that included William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, known as the 'Hunt circle'. - (Wikipedia)
Born: October 19, 1784, Southgate, London, United KingdomDied: August 28, 1859,
Putney, London, United Kingdom
Books: The Autobiography Of Leigh Hunt, The Story of Rimini, etc.
Posted by: Shaun Prario (Founder & Producer of the Verity Outlet) 12/25/2020 [Xmas Day]
Sub-Title: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics an Essential Primer on History of Thought
The Island of Crete was home to the Minoans, and claimed to be the home of the Minotaur; a monstrous creature, half-man half-bull which was imprisoned in Daedalus' labyrinth.
Crete gave birth to one of Europe's first civilizations nearly 5,000 years ago, and boasted an advanced Mediterranean civilization whose occupants invented hinged doors, flush toilets, and magnificent palaces.
Crete: In 1669, the island fell under the Ottoman rule which lasted until 1897 when Crete gained independence. However, in 1913 Crete was united with Greece.
Aeschylus 523 B.C. - 456 B.C.
was born Eleusis and became an ancient Greek author of Greek tragedy, and is often described as the father of tragedy.
Supposedly, he was killed at the age of 67, when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head. The eagle is believed to have mistaken his baldness for a rock and tried to use it to crack the shell of its prey.
Socrates 470 B.C. - 399 B.C.
considered the father of western philosophy, Socrates famously taught Plato, who in turn taught Aristotle.
Plato 470 B.C. - 399 B.C.
commenced Platonism, which highly influenced numerous scholars (including early Christian Apologetics) over several centuries after his death.; ending approximately in the 8th Century A.D..when John of Damascus died.