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The greatest hero of Greece was Hercules. He was a personage of quite another order from the great hero of Athens, Theseus. He was ...
Through Plato Aristotle came to believe in God, but Plato never attempted to prove His reality. Aristotle had to do so. Plato cont ...
The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things ... have their ...
Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the t ...
None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
Even of old the Christian world, so bitterly antagonistic to any ideas not specifically contained in their creeds and dogmas, made ...
A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as ...
Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
The Greeks were the classicists of antiquity and they are still today the preeminent classicists. What marked all they did, the cl ...
There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, ...
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