Peter Green’s review of David Wills, The Mirror of Antiquity: 20th Century British Travellers in Greece (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.10.08 is absolutely a must read. I haven’t enjoyed a review so much in a long time. The buggy whip is in the hand of a master. Peter Green,Continue reading “An adroit savaging”
Now moderation, adequacy, excess in nothing, and complete self-sufficiency are above all else the essential characteristics of everything done by the gods; and if anyone should take this fact as a starting-point, and assert that Greece has far more than its share in the general depopulation which the earlier discords and wars have wrought throughoutContinue reading “The Silencing of the Oracles”
Nolite timere! Ecce, ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus usque ad consummationem saeculi.
As to the question whether daemons can die, I have heard a story from a man who was neither a fool nor an impostor. The father of Aemilianus, the professor of rhetoric whose students some of you have been, was called Epiterses; he was a school teacher and lived in the same town I did.Continue reading “When daemons die”