Claudian’s Phoenix



Another great poetry must read includes Claudian‘s Phoenix. Translated from the original Latin, Hawkins captures the beautiful narrative description of the mythical Phoenix: the story of its death, birth and regeneration – and how the Phoenix interacts with other spiritual powers amongst the tombs and temples in ancient Egypt.

  • How long, exactly, does a Phoenix live for?
  • For what purpose does the newly reborn Phoenix travel to the Egyptian temple-complexes in Thebes?

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