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The 300’s Prayer

A good bit: one particular rendering of the famous Spartan epitaph from Thermopylae: Go, way-farer, bear news to Sparta’s town That here, their bidding done, we laid us down. –rendered by Cyril E. Robinson

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Desire, Virtue, Reason

The active, ambitious man will not find Stoicism reasonable; neither the piscine voluptuary. But another, locked out of either of these currents, will be refreshed by it. Dorothy Sayers, commenting on Dante, pointed out that Socrates, Seneca, Epictetus and all … Continue reading

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Petty Resentments and YouTube

 Tumult!  A valley-girl goes through mild culture-shock, rants on YouTube about the terrible traits of this particular group of “other people”, and the video goes viral.  The public hates her!  Death threats included free! (news report on Ms. Wallace) We … Continue reading

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