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The God Abandons Antony

After suffering defeat at the hands of Octavian at the Battle of Actium (31 BCE), Antony and Cleopatra retreated to their power base of Alexandria, Egypt, where the two lovers had first met almost twenty-five years earlier. The Ancient Greek … Continue reading

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“Elegy” by Leonard Cohen

A watercolour illustration inspired by “Elegy,” the opening poem in Leonard Cohen’s very first poetry collection, Let Us Compare Mythologies, from 1956.   Elegy Do not look for him In brittle mountain streams: They are too cold for any god; … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc As she came riding through the dark; No moon to keep her armour bright No man to get her through this very smoky night. She said, “I’m tired of the war, I … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen in The Tower of Song

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