The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives


terracotta figurine

Hellenistic figure of a mime
Louvre (from Rostovtzeff, SEHHW)

Seminar (1)

Of John the Baptist: ‘he was as clean as a baby.’

‘Stupidity is also a blemish.’

Rapid, fluid interchange: ‘ ‘No, not boring…’ ‘You have too good manners to say that.’ ‘Or indeed to feel it, in such a case as this.’ ’

The questioner’s voice wobbles across the scope of the query, his voice at a falsetto pitch of ignorance: ‘Then are these ritual baths for the, uh, incidental impurities that, uh, just come up?’

‘ ‘So they believed the temple would be rebuilt, then?’ ‘And how…’ ’


ego hoc feci mm–MMXXIV · cc 2000–2024 M.F.C.