The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: beauty

06.03.02 – Wednesday

6 March 2002, around 21.16.

For once Vergil moved.

Byzantine Biographers

21 January 2003, around 11.03.

Reading the Alexiad (or life of the Byzantine emperor, Alexius Comnenus), which was written by his daughter, Anna Comnena, when she was an old woman. She describes everything homerically, from the Odysseus-like Alexius, to his Nausicaa-bride, Irene; and Robert of Lombardy, his foe during the first few books, is obviously nothing more (or less) than […]

gallery

3 February 2003, around 9.17.

Olympia.

greene dreams

2 October 2007, around 10.07.

I was working one day for a poetry competition and had written one line – ‘Beauty makes crime noble’ – when I was interrupted by a criticism flung at me from behind by T.S. Eliot. ‘What does that mean? How can crime be noble?’ He had, I noticed, grown a mustache. —Graham Greene A World […]

Crambe repetita (34)

15 January 2015, around 5.17.

Virginia Woolf, ‘Four Figures: Beau Brummell’ from The Second Common Reader.

self-as-character

16 May 2016, around 14.14.

This a juxtaposition of two quotations about self presentation, from Erving Goffman and Simone Weil.

Crambe repetita (47)

15 November 2017, around 6.19.

Shen Fu, Six Records of a Floating Life.

moonlit folly

14 February 2021, around 5.38.

Rebecca West, apostate of romantic love.

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