Agreeable eye.

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: contradictions

one of the oldest jokes in the book

Καππαδόκην ποτ’ ἔχιδνα κακὴ δάκεν, ἀλλὰ καὶ αὐτὴ // κάτθανε γευσαμένη αἵματος ἰοβόλου. A nasty asp once bit a Cappadocian girl; one taste of her arrow-slinging blood, though, and the snake died. – Demodocus (III; 4 B. & D.) Epigrammata Graeca (ed. Page)

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the character of a historian.

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periphrasis.

a backwards glance

The sight of a Greek head depresses many people, strikes an unliberated chord, reminds them of books in their grandmother’s parlor and of all they were supposed to learn and never did. – Joan Didion (‘The Getty’ in The White Album, p. 75)

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