Solving a 2.4 Minute-Old Mystery: Thinking Critically and Classically
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Solving a 2.4 Minute-Old Mystery: Thinking Critically and Classically

Stop press! Breaking news from Greece! Like a notable compatriot philosopher, a Greek archaeologist by the name of Kostas Sismanidis has this week (metaphorically) run naked through the streets, shouting ‘[h]eureka!’ He has found it – the it in question being the last resting place of Aristotle, philosopher, lecturer, encyclopaedist, tutor to Alexander the Great … Continue reading

Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World
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Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World

[δείδω μή] …τί μοι καὶ κῆτος ἐπισσεύῃ μέγα δαίμων ἐξ ἁλός, οἷά τε πολλὰ τρέφει κλυτὸς Ἀμφιτρίτη: [I’m afraid] that some god’s going to send a great sea-monster against me; glorious Amphitrite breeds them in numbers. Odyssey 5.418-21 Culturally as well as geographically, the sea was central to the Classical world. These days we’re encouraged … Continue reading

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Facebook rings a bell

It was interesting to read reports of the festivities associated with the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), which described founder Mark Zuckerberg opening the public markets in New York remotely from his own Californian headquarters. According to the Financial Times, no journalists were given access to the event itself – only a video feed was … Continue reading