"My task was to make this ancient poem about death feel vividly, unarguably alive."
Greek mythology has long been a by-word for elitism. Is it really a good idea to use its images for contemporary gender justice?
“It feels insensitive or dishonest to not acknowledge the ways in which our work is a part of a greater narrative.”
“I research specific instances of Black artists who strip themselves out of mythologized dressings around race, sexuality, and gender.”
What does the ancient world look like beyond Greece and Rome? Could imagining a collective human future start with seeing the past anew?
Why would Dante need help? Because if the poet’s only readers are Dante scholars, then we’ll all lose out. Dante deserves better, and so do we.
Impossible to summarize, The Last Samurai is deeply political—anti-capitalist and thoroughly feminist—without ever becoming preachy or moralizing.
Whereas the Black Death was reason to cultivate individualism, our own pandemic leads to an opposite conclusion: our need to help one another.
It hardly seems necessary to offer a spoiler alert for news that is well over two millennia old. But some news is so surprising, so contrary to everything we thought we knew, that time can do little ...
Madeline Miller is a Boston-born writer who currently lives in Philadelphia. Her degrees include a BA and ...
Emily Wilson’s Odyssey, Pat Barker’s Silence of the Girls, and Madeline Miller’s Circe speak the lost and muted voices of ancient Greek women ...