He's right there on the corner of ancient Roman sarcophagus above. Don't see him? Let's zoom in: That's him on the left. It's supposed to be Medusa who is there to ward off evil, but that never looked like Medusa to me. On my gallery tours for the Michael C. Carlos Museum, I often describe her as "Screaming Elvis." Amazingly, Elvis shows up a lot in ancient art. On … [Read more...] about Elvis Never Left the Building!
The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment
How they Help Us Explore the Disconnect Between A Man's Self-perceived Goodness and the Actual Consequences of His Actions. When internet porn was new, I had a boss who pressed a button so that photos of naked women and/or porn would flash on his large computer screen--which he swiveled my way--every time I walked in to his office. He once asked me to sew a button on his coat … [Read more...] about The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment
A SEA OF SORROW is Out Today!
The H-Team announces a new collaborative release--the story of the Odyssey told from the point of view of the witches, monsters, lovers, and enemies Odysseus left behind during his ten year journey back to Ithaca from the battlefields of Troy. I am so proud to have been a member of this team--A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus is an amazing book. With collaborative … [Read more...] about A SEA OF SORROW is Out Today!
Really, Zeus? REALLY?
A little scene from The Iliad recently came to my attention and it totally cracked me up. Of course, I had to share it here. So in Book 14, the war between the Greeks and the Trojans is in full swing. Hera wants to create an advantage for the Greeks but she doesn't want her hubby Zeus to know her plans, so she comes up with a distraction. And it involves the bedroom. She … [Read more...] about Really, Zeus? REALLY?
Odysseus Like You’ve Never Seen Him…Announcing a New Release
Coming October 17, 2017 I am so excited to announce our latest H-Team collaboration: A SEA OF SORROW: A NOVEL OF ODYSSEUS. Six authors who love writing about the ancient world banded together once again to explore the hidden personalities and dynamics behind Homer's endlessly fascinating second epic. I've been blown away by the creativity of my fellow authors--David … [Read more...] about Odysseus Like You’ve Never Seen Him…Announcing a New Release