houseofmuses on July 22, 2010
Ever wonder why the ancient poets and scholars of Archaic Greece had such a fire for learning and discovering? Because they had gone through a long periodâ€“a long Dark Ageâ€“of having had everything taken away from them. It was an event in history called the Dorian Invasion.
Those of you who've got your copy of House of the Muses #6 got a shocking glimpse of this, and will understand what it means.
Sappho's era was a time of rebirth, and though the concept of girl's schools would not be popular again for many centuries after her passing, the dream would never completely die.