The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: Aristotle

a Peculiar Longing

1 January 2003, around 10.10.

Alexander the Great was shorter than average height, with blond hair and one eye blue, the other brown. His first teacher was a demanding man called Leonidas, like the Spartan king who died at Thermopylae, who searched his student’s room every day, overturning trunks and ruffling linens to be sure Alexander was not in danger […]

whistling Lillabullero

3 March 2021, around 5.07.

What on earth does this Socrates of yours mean?

æquanimities

19 November 2021, around 14.30.

τὸ δὲ σκότος ἐκλείποντος τοῦ φωτὸς γίνεται. For darkness follows when light fails. —ps-Aristotle, De Coloribus (791a; trans. W.S. Hett) The sense of withdrawing into oneself, running to ground. A step away from easy definitions, the lineæ abscissæ of demographic plots, towards abscission – even so it shall be cut off, as someone said, and […]

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