'Greeks' Tagged Posts

'Greeks' Tagged Posts

AN INSIDE JOB

The Trojan War of history took place around 1200 B.C.  It had to do with the control of trade in the Dardanelles.  But it is the Trojan War of mythology that captures the imagination.   The old story has it that the Greeks fought against the city of Troy for 10 years.  They were unable to breach its fortified walls.  And so, as the myth goes, the Greek forces of Agamemnon pretended to pack up and leave.  But outside the…

THE REAL “STARS”

A few years ago, Jacob Weisberg wrote an article about why we care about celebrities.    It is an interesting question.  Why do we care about Charlie Sheen’s latest drug rant, or Shia Labeouf’s most recent run-ins with the law?   Why do we care about Justin Bieber’s spoiled-brat behavior or the Duggar family’s dirty laundry? Weisberg suggests a few reasons.  One reason is that people like to live vicariously – through what others are doing.  Obnoxious sports parents often live vicariously…