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Socrates opens the Edinburgh Book Festival (sort of) (via rogueclassicism)


Reblogging this because Bettany Hughes is my idol. I would, and do, recommend her book on Socrates ‘The Hemlock Cup’ to anyone interested in the philosopher, or even if they are simply curious about the history fifth century Athens. From … Continue reading

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“The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the search for the good life”


Only half way through and I am already inspired; both by Socrates and Bettany Hughes. She has beautifully illustrated the ins and outs of Socrates, his life, his city and his mind. If any of you are remotely interested in … Continue reading

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“There is something seductive about the idea of lost civilisations…” – Bettany Hughes.


I want to be this woman. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-ancient-world-with-bettany-hughes/4od#3069620 http://www.bettanyhughes.co.uk/welcome.htm

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