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Isocrates: The Essayist

By Ben Potter In many ways Isocrates is the forgotten man of Classical Greece. As a product of Athens’ Golden Age, he was a contemporary of Plato, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aristotle, et al,… just without their fame or everlasting glory. And it’s not that he didn’t deserve it. Indeed, a case can be made that

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The Quietest, Coolest, Most Pleasant Place in the World

By Anya Leonard “We passed along the coastline of Epirus To port Chaonia, where we put in, Below Buthrotum on the height… I saw before me Troy in miniature A slender copy of our massive tower, A dry brooklet named Xanthus…and I pressed My body against a Scaean Gate. Those with me Feasted their eyes

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Cicero in Cilicia

By Ben Potter Rome’s ‘Golden Age’ is, quite rightly, thought to have reached its zenith in the days when it was making the transition from the greatest Republic to the greatest Empire of the Ancient World. Such is the breadth and depth of interesting and talented artists and statesmen from this period – Julius Caesar,

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