Tuesday, August 30, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 95

In which Gil Bailie discusses the later Roman emperors.....and















Saturday, August 27, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 94


Dante's story of Paolo & Francesca - desire mediated by a book...












Wednesday, August 24, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 93


"Nothing is famous without being sung...Many heroes lived before Agamemnon but all were unwept and unknown - weighed down by the long night - because they lacked a sacred bard."
Quintus Horatius Flaccus











Saturday, August 20, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 92

Latin Poets Debate: What is the most authentic form of desire, Amor/Eros or Ambition/Fame?











Tuesday, August 16, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 91

This excerpt begins the final audio tape from the Famished Craving series in which Gil Bailie looks at the 'dispute' between Ovid, on the one hand, and Augustus and Vergil, on the other, regarding what is at the heart of Roman greatness - the desire for fame.













PS: I apologize for neglecting my duties posting these excerpts this past week. I was busy with events around my daughter's wedding.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 88

Continuing with Ovid's Metamorphoes...competing with the gods: hysteria type B


Arachne and Minerva











Monday, August 01, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 87

The pattern in Ovid's Metamorphoses: gods chasing mortals - a metaphor of the mimetic crisis.

Daphne and Apollo