A scholar of Greek literature writes why we need to turn to the past to understand the present – and the lessons that Homer's hero, Odysseus, holds for us.
The pandemic has made many of us acutely aware of the daily risks we need to take. The ancient Greeks often did not leave risky choices up to individuals alone.
Families who lost their loved ones during the pandemic could not even properly grieve. Greek epics show why lamentation and memorial are so important and what we can learn in these times.