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Phaedra – Poor Little Princess

A little background about Phaedra and her family: She came from a powerful, royal family. Her father was King Minos once ruler of Krete. It was the king’s name Sir Arthur Evans (British archaeologist who discovered the palace of Knossos) had given to the pre-Greek civilisation on the island—the Minoans. There is evidence to suggest…

The age of darkness

‘A room without books is like a body without a soul’ Marcus Tullius Cicero Can you imagine the wealth of knowledge the Alexandria library once stored? All destroyed circa 415 AD. Works by Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides, the entire works of philosophers and scientists no long available because of the disparaging attitudes towards paganism and non-religious activities.  The shame of…