Father’s Advice

Happy Father's Day! The latest Kosmos Book Club Discussion included a passage about a father giving advice to his son. Ovid’s passage about Phoebus and Phaethon inspired us to look at other passages from antiquity with father figures advising their children.  Read more

Fathers and Sons in Epic and Lyric

What is the role played by fathers and sons in ancient Greek epic and lyric? Are fathers good role models? Do they show or teach their children how to behave or function? What kind of relationships do we witness in the texts? Are immortal and mortal fathers portrayed in similar ways? Read more