The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: plato

19.11.01 – Monday

19 November 2001, around 15.58.

Softly, softly. Malthakôs. The oak leaves are falling at last — air of unreality, setting a scene (tho’ not making one). Received two glorious letters – read them in the afternoon light while waiting for the bus. Invariably waiting for the inevitable bus. There really is something about reading Plato. I can’t explain it. The […]

Elenchus

16 September 2002, around 13.35.

Socrates was married, you know, and his wife, Xanthippe, was a shrew. Perhaps that’s why he liked to sit in the cobbler’s shop and talk with young aristocrats about the meaning of words. ‘The only thing I know is that I don’t know anything.’ How many a man has said that, in the course of […]

Shoot the messenger

5 August 2003, around 8.07.

whistling Lillabullero

3 March 2021, around 5.07.

What on earth does this Socrates of yours mean?

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