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Book Club | March 2019: Xenophon Memorabilia

"[Socrates] said that he often heard it stated that of all possessions the most precious is a good and sincere friend. “And yet,” he said, “there is no transaction most men are so careless about as the acquisition of friends. For I find that they are careful about getting houses and lands and slaves and cattle and furniture, and anxious to keep what they have; but though they tell one… Read more

Core Vocab: philos

"Be philos to the one who is philos to you, and seek the company of those who seek yours." This month I have chosen for a Core Vocab exploration terms that we hold close to our hearts: "philos ‘friend’ (noun); ‘dear, near-and-dear, belonging to self’ (adjective); philotēs or philiā ‘the state of being philos’... It is a term of endearment, an emotional term." Read more

Hour 25: Something to Celebrate

As Hour 25’s first complete year of activities draws to a close, let’s reflect on the words of our friend, Greg Nagy. He says that we H25ers are “continuators” of a tradition that he, Lenny Muellner, Doug Frame and others started in the 1970s.  Greg fondly recalls how “we gathered on Thursday evenings...and over drinks, we talked about what we were reading and what were thinking”. Read more