Scriptus Voices

Scriptus Voices | Scriptus Books

The essays below offer a distinctive voice on the subject matter covered: provocative, challenging or simply informative. We will add more on a regular basis, to cover literature, current events, history, faith and more.

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Sappho’s Private Agony

Philippe de Felice

Has Sappho’s poetry as homoerotic literature been based on a misunderstanding of Greek conventions? Recent discoveries of new Sappho texts may indicate this…

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Pericles

Andrew Rissik

Andrew Rissik argues here for the central importance of Shakespeare’s Pericles. This rarely performed play was left out of the 1623 First Folio, and is still regarded by scholars as verbally problematical and artistically weak…

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The Ghost of Amenemhat

Philippe de Felice

In this essay, Philippe de Felice surveys one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature, “The Instruction of Amenemhat”, which describes the assassination of Pharaoh Amenemhat I, the founder of the 12th dynasty…

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