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Plato’s concept of Justice: Laws IX 863E and Republic IV 443C

……………………… Ian Mason I should now define for you, clearly and without complication, what I mean by just and unjust. For I refer to the tyranny, in the soul, of […]

A6, B12, B50 and B101: Unity lies behind Change

I was led to Heraclitus in a roundabout way; I have long been an admirer of Socrates and astonished at the genius of Plato, but was also drawn by the […]

Epigrams 9.61 and 12.50: A Living Estate and a Sterile Mansion

In my seventeenth-century literature class, I teach Ben Jonson’s poem “To Penshurst.”  He borrows from both of these (and other) epigrams in that poem. I wanted my students to read […]