Jonathan Swift’s poems Cassinus and Peter and Strephon and Chloe comically instruct men in the folly of courtly love. They sadly were social failures. … Read the post Swift shows social failures of men’s literature & enlightenment
Book 4 of Lucretius’ De rerum natura urges men acting as slaves of love to swerve from dream vision to seeing the bodily reality of beloved women. … Read the post men desiring women must swerve from dream vision to bodily reality
While many fathers yearn to have grandchildren, fathers should encourage gender justice, not cuckolding as in a medieval Latin story from Poggio. … Read the post fathers for cuckolding: the problem of gender justice & grandchildren
Responding to Hebrew proverbs, Lucretius in De rerum natura figured eternal intimacy between woman and man as stone dissolved in drops of water. … Read the post Lucretius on how women can overcome men’s protective stone walls
While set in Catholic Austria, the Sound of Music through its nun-heroine Maria is more aligned with Epicurean thought than Christian thought. … Read the post does The Sound of Music echo Christian or Epicurean thought?