Aeschylus’ Agamemnon: On Hubris

Penguin Classics edition of The Oresteia, by Aeschylus, laying in a bowl of fruit.

Agamemnon is book #10 from The Literary Project. “…they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.” (Proverbs 1:31-32) Never has this been more true within literature than in the tragic story of the immortal blood curse shadowing the […]

A Hiatus

August 2016 My husband and I have purchased our first home! We’re absolutely ecstatic, as it’s all that we hoped for. That said, it means I’ll be very busy these coming months with packing, moving, scrubbing, painting, repairing, building…and all the wonderful labors of love […]

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching book lying on a table next to a vase with a bouquet of flowers

Tao Te Ching is book #7 from The Literary Project. Lao Tzu (also known as Lao Tze and Laozi), is the reputed author of Tao Te Ching (or Daodejing). He was the first philosopher of Taoism, giving rise to the Taoist religion as well as influencing Buddhism […]

Heraclitus’ Fragments

The Penguin Classics' edition of Heraclitus' Fragments

Fragments is book #6 from The Literary Project. Heraclitus of Ephesus (535-475 BCE) was heir to the throne of the powerful ancient Greek city (located on the western coast of modern-day Turkey), but chose to abdicate the throne to pursue a life of wisdom instead. “For […]