Heroism and Tragedy in The Sun Also Rises

“Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton.” In Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, we encounter a series of vignettes that, together, tell the story of a group of expatriate Americans as they roam around postwar Europe. In a certain light, it is a tale of two cities: Paris and Pamplona, two cities of celebration … Continue reading Heroism and Tragedy in The Sun Also Rises

The Purpose of the Histories: Notes on Book I

Book I Herodotus’s Histories is often called "Kleio," named for the muse of the past meaning the "Proclaimer" or the "Rejoicer" (literally meaning "to recount" or "to make famous"). The Causes of the Persian WarsAt the outset, in the proem of Book I of Herodotus's Inquiries, he first identifies himself as the author hailing from Halicarnassus … Continue reading The Purpose of the Histories: Notes on Book I