The Linnet´s Wings
IMAGINING MANY GODS:
S APPHO , H OMER , AND M ARILYN M ONROE
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