The late and legendary Dick Caldwell was Professor Emeritus of Classics, USC and held other
positions at the Universities of Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado. He was consultant to Disney's "Hercules," author
of Hesiod's Theogony, The Origin of the Gods, Vergil's Aeneid, and
wrote dozens of articles on subjects ancient and modern. Along with books and articles about antiquity
(and other subjects) and he
took people on unconventional tours to the eastern Mediterranean
for 25 consecutive years. He was (for what it's worth) the world's
authority on the psychoanalytic study of antiquity and the secret meaning behind all the Greek myths. He was responsible for leading the most Dionysian, educational, enlightening tours of Greece and Turkey and he died in a hail of bullets, or a lightning strike from Zeus himself. Perhaps the Gods were jealous.
As I wrote in 2009: "The Dick Caldwell legend has as much to do with his ability to drink some of the best minds under the table in the course of leading them
through all night discussions as it has to do with anything he has written. We are too late for Socrates but we still have Dick. People who go on his tours come back changed."
Rest in Peace Dick Caldwell. Or better still I hope wherever you are you are still shaking things up.-Matt Barrett
Unfortunately Dick passed away before we could finish this so if you feel qualified and have myths to add please e-mail me. I am sure Dick would not mind.