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Drinking and Thinking

This is the eighteenth in a series on The Harvard Classics; the rest of the posts are available here. Volume XVIII: Modern English Drama… 650 more words

American Beer

Katadoulōsai

Πρὸς μὲν Ἀλέξανδρον ταῦτα ὑπεκρίναντο, πρὸς δὲ τοὺς ἀπὸ Σπάρτης ἀγγέλους τάδε· “τὸ μὲν δεῖσαι Λακεδαιμονίους μὴ ὁμολογήσωμεν τῷ βαρβάρῳ, κάρτα ἀνθρωπήϊον ἦν· ἀτὰρ αἰσχρῶς γε οἴκατε ἐξεπιστάμενοι τὸ Ἀθηναίων φρόνημα ἀρρωδῆσαι, ὅτι οὔτε χρυσός ἐστι γῆς οὐδαμόθι τοσοῦτος οὔτε χώρη κάλλεϊ καὶ ἀρετῇ μέγα ὑπερφέρουσα, τὰ ἡμεῖς δεξάμενοι ἐθέλοιμεν ἂν μηδίσαντες καταδουλῶσαι τὴν Ἑλλάδα.

War and peace (no, not the book)

The funny thing is that a Greek and an Italian can easily become very imbued with himself. This is especially true when they are asked about their History. 630 more words

Politics

Greco-Persian Dinner

“This is the display of the inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, so that things done by man not be forgotten in time, and that great and marvelous deeds, some displayed by the Hellenes… 412 more words

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Interpreting Herodotus

The book “Interpreting Herodotus”, edited by Tom Harrison (University of St Andrews) and Elizabeth Irwin (Columbia University), has been published by Oxford University Press.

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Famous Sayings: #103 — ‘Neither Snow, nor Rain …’

May 7, 2018

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

As many of you can guess, this phrase is connected to the United States Postal Service.

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The plural of referendum is – Herodotus?

(Herodotus asking ‘What??’)

In the latest issue of the London Review of Books, David Runciman’s ‘Too Few to Mention’, a review of Nick Clegg’s… 487 more words