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Lito Seizani

Lito Seizani has 34 articles published.

Character: as flawed as the ancient Greeks’

in Literature/Philosophies by
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)

Which is your character archetype, according to Theophrastus?

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A rather Freudian and ghoulish song

in Dating/Music by
A song of blind romantic love, motherhood, and cold vanity. (Public domain photo)

“It is often our friends or our mother who warn us against a bad romantic choice. Sometimes our love is so strong that we prefer to sacrifice the mother, go against her, and kill her metaphorically.”

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Leather, paper, feather – castles

in History/Literature/Travel by
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    Moritzburg Castle, Germany. (Photo: Lito Seizani)
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    Schwerin Castle, Germany. (Photo: public domain)
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    Ludwigslust Palace, Germany. (Photo: Lito Seizani)

Renaissance and Baroque surprises lie just a train ride (or a few) away.

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Cavafy: the lighthouse of Alexandria

in Poetry by
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)

If you still haven’t had the chance to encounter C.P. Cavafy during your literary adventures, maybe you will be happy to let this lighthouse of Alexandria guide you through centuries of Greek history – and timeless insights into the human condition.

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Hadrian: love, life, regrets of an emperor

in History/Literature by
Moon over Rome.

“Wise, modest, educated, intelligent, brave, full of virtues that almost make him a divinity for his own subjects, seems to the reader this Hadrian. At the same time, he is a man who commits crimes and falls in love as only mortals can.”

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“Do good and throw it in the sea”

in Philosophies/Society by
Vessel sailing on the sea in Greece. (Photo: public domain)

Of (Greek) proverbs, clarity and wisdom. What is your favorite proverb in your mother tongue? What has it taught you?

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