The Bacchae – 4th Day of Lenaia 2021

When the god of madness entered his native city of Thebes, expecting that his royal family would acknowledge him, he was rejected by king Pentheus, by the king’s mother Agave and by his aunts, but not by Cadmus, grandfather of both the god and the king. Angry, the god introduced his cult of madness to … Continue reading The Bacchae – 4th Day of Lenaia 2021

Śaṅkhācārya’s name and story

Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra One of the previous lives of the Buddha शाक्यमुनि Śākyamuni, was a life of a ऋषि ṛṣi – a wise man – according to the Treatise of the great virtue of wisdom, the महाप्रज्ञापारमिताशास्त्र Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra written by Nāgārjuna, a famous Mahāyāna author and – theologian if I could say – at least thinker. The … Continue reading Śaṅkhācārya’s name and story

Two cases of writing innovation : in Gaul and in Bactria

The following are two examples of how what we call 「Greek alphabet」 has been a more complex system of written communication in different parts of the world, for languages which were not Greek, and in societies which were not originally Hellenic. A script is not necessarily connected with only one language and the alphabet was … Continue reading Two cases of writing innovation : in Gaul and in Bactria

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

「For the kingdom of the skies is like a human [1] landowner [2] who went out as the morning [3] to hire workers for his vineyard. Having agreed with them one denarius per day, he sent them to his vineyard. And having gone out around the third hour, he saw other ones standing idle on … Continue reading Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

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ΑΩ ϜΕΖΡΟΣΕΤϜΕ ΣΕΜΕΙΕ ΜΕΝΥΠΑΛΕΙΕϜΕΖΡΟΣΕΤϜΕ ΤϜΗΝΩΠΟΤΙΣ̣Θ̣ΕΔ̣ΡΘ̣’Ω ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΥΤΩΣ̣ΙΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΥΠΩΣ̣ΙΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΕΝΥΡΕΚΤΩ ΜΗ Φ’ΕϜΕΣΕΡϜΟ ΣΙΔΘ’ΙΜΜΗ ΠΡΟΙΟΘΘΕΣΕΡϜΟ ΚΟΡΜΕΣΥ ͲΕ ΜΗͲΙΤΤΟΜ Κ’ΡΕΙΟΜ ΚΥΡΥ Γ’ΟΥΜΓ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’Ο Γ’ΩΣΦ’ΕΓΕϜΑΝΣΕΡϜΟ ΤΕΘΑΓΕΤΟ ϜΕΖΡΕ ΜΕ ΜΗ ΜΥΝͲΙΕϜΕΖΡΙ Φ’ΕϜΕ ΜΕΓ’Α ΣΕΜΕΙΕ ΣΕΤϜΟ ΑΣ

Holy Thursday in Times of coronavirus

This year, on most of the planet, Easter takes place in peculiar circumstances. I don’t know what celebrations will be expected within the different existing churches, nor the festivities planned by the Catholic church. But what may be an object of opportune meditation for everyone in the situation of the Wuhan virus global outbreak, is … Continue reading Holy Thursday in Times of coronavirus

Dionysus at the heart of Mahayana’s cultural cradle – A reaction to: S. Peterson’s ‘An account of the Dionysiac presence in Indian art and culture’

From the History of Art and Archaeology Department of University of London, Sara Peterson proposes an analysis on shapes – in three dimensions – that bear witness of a Hellenic presence in ancient India, especially in Bactria and around the Kingdom of Gandhāra, in the beginning of the times when the Buddhic message was starting … Continue reading Dionysus at the heart of Mahayana’s cultural cradle – A reaction to: S. Peterson’s ‘An account of the Dionysiac presence in Indian art and culture’

Electra – 4th and Last Day of Lenaia 2020

Electra by Sophocles is the last text chosen for the fourth day of the Lenaia. I couldn’t avoid ending with one of the traditional winners of an original Lenaia’s prize. The daughter of the murdered king Agamemnon is kept hopeless in Mycenae. She’s however waiting for the return of her brother Orestes who would provide … Continue reading Electra – 4th and Last Day of Lenaia 2020

Against the Galileans – Fragment 24

I am coming back to this [1], and how the god has mixed the languages [2] up. Moses gives for reason that [the god] was afraid [men] could do something against him, having finished [the construction of] an access for them to the sky, all of them having the same language and the same thinking … Continue reading Against the Galileans – Fragment 24

Against the Galileans – Fragment 22

It is obvious then, that human beings [1] nature has customized specific laws [to each nation] to itself, political [2] and human laws among those by whom love of mankind has been nourrished more than anything [3], wild and inhuman [laws] among those whose personality’s nature is, since their beginning and in their inner side, … Continue reading Against the Galileans – Fragment 22