The Linnet's Wings The Sorrow - Page 39

The Linnet´s Wings IMAGINING MANY GODS: S APPHO , H OMER , AND M ARILYN M ONROE Stephen Zelnick Were the ancients like us? Perhaps people are people and we share their problems and concerns. But suppose what is common for us were alien for them, their experience unfathomable to us? If they were different, our self-understanding could seem limited, maybe nonsensical. Studying the past could be unsettling, perhaps dangerous. Maybe the anc