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Day 26: Quacks: Doctors and Philosophers

In the first book of Plato’s Republic, Plato has Socrates turn to the medical art in order to argue that justice like other technai, or knowledges that serve some practical purpose, benefit those they serve rather than those who have the knowledge.   1,127 more words


Prof Helen King published in The Lancet

Professor of Classical Studies Helen King‘s article Narratives of healing: a new approach to the past?, exploring the connection between life writing from the ancient past and modern narrative medicine, is published in… 155 more words


Prof Helen King on BBC Radio 4′s ‘In Our Time’

Helen King, Professor in Classical Studies, appears as an expert in BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg, on Thursday 10 October. 198 more words

Conferences, Seminars, Talks, Public Events

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
– Saul Bellow

Yes and...

The man wheezed like helium being let out of a balloon, limping down the road. He was ready to be done with his stupid life. Having to smile at people he didn’t remember, laughing at jokes he had heard a million times. 629 more words

Some things aren’t meant for you. You must find what is right for yourself, and do it, not because you are told to or because it is “better” but because that is what you know to be right.

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