Wisdom Love

Philosophy. How healthy was “the love of wisdom”?

Keep to a Doric air

Turn from dangerous music …

close one’s ears to songs which corrupt the mind. For passions which are the offspring of servility and baseness are produced by this kind of music.

An old call …

drunkenness and softness and indolence are utterly unbecoming…

Always Strife - even for the Third Kind

This sense-bound life offers only copies, vestiges and commerce only with shadows. So …

turn appearances about or you will be left void of God. … (left in) the dream world

Such a turn is a natural tendency … inherently present to even those…

Escaping the witch’s cycle

After death, souls go to the island of Aiaia and wander disoriented and wail, no longer even knowing where the sun that lights mortal men goes beneath the earth.

Most will be rewrapped in an alien tunic of flesh because the urge…

The Cave of a Soulful Universe

Porphyry asks What does Homer obscurely signify by the cave in Ithaca?. He then quotes the Odyssey’s eleven lines but before interpreting each, he describes their purpose …

this narration is full of such obscurities it can neither be a fiction…

The Theological Poet

The most Greek of Jews said …

the poet Homer, though the number of poets is beyond all calculation, is called “the Poet” by way of distinction, and as the black (ink) with which we write is called the black, though…