Notes on Plato’s Symposium

The following are notes on Plato’s Symposium. They may not contain anything new, just remarks on one of Plato’s greatest works written after confronting common contemporary perceptions of... Read More | Share

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Notes on the Antikythera mechanism and modernity

There is no need to present the Antikythera mechanism yet again. Enough has been published on the peculiarities of this remarkable wonder of Antiquity. In a few words, the mechanism, discovered by... Read More | Share

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Listen to spoken Proto-Indo-European!

The  theory that the languages and cultures of Europe, Persia and India shared, to use a term borrowed from evolutionnary biology, a common ancestor dates back to 1786, when Sir William Jones... Read More | Share

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Solzhenitsyn as critic of Communism and Liberalism

In Invisible Allies, his tribute to those Russians who, at considerable risk to themselves, helped to further his work while he was under constant surveillance by the KGB, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn... Read More | Share

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The modern economy: in freedom or in servitude?

We are often told by apologists of modern civilization that we are now living in a wealthier and more educated society than was the case at the beginning of the 20th century. The... Read More | Share

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We need Beauty back into the Arts

Even a cultural illiterate like your author can hear that music took a radical turn for the worse in the early 20th century. The change affected both popular and classical music, but the highbrow... Read More | Share

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Charlemagne and Europe

A lecture by Jinty (Janet) Nelson, given at Carlton House Terrace, London, on November 12, 2013. ... Read More | Share

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