Platonic Thought of the Week: 19

Platonic Thought of the Week: 19

And there is no other cause of all this except the origin of this entire argument, directed by Glaucon and myself towards you, Socrates, to make the case that; “come on my wonderful man, of all of you who claim to be champions of justice, beginning with the earliest...
Essay: The Georgian Caper – some reflections from 2008

Essay: The Georgian Caper – some reflections from 2008

2008:  Think Piece written by John Dillon.  By the time you read this, I should be in deepest Siberia – the University of Novosibirsk, to be specific — talking about Plato; and I was actually hoping there to meet, among others, a Georgian colleague, Levan...
Platonic Thought of the Week: 18

Platonic Thought of the Week: 18

Now as soon as Cephalus saw me he greeted me and said; Socrates, you don’t often come down to the Peiraeus to see us; but you should. Yes, if I were still able to make my way, easily to the city, there would be no need for you to come here, since we could go to you;...
Irish Times Review of PS Look out for snakes

Irish Times Review of PS Look out for snakes

This week PS Look out for snakes was reviewed in The Irish Times by Brian Maye. Read the full text below:  Text of the review, by Brian Maye: Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting academic and broadcaster Brian Farrell knows he was a consummate gentleman,  and these...
Platonic Thought of the Week: 17

Platonic Thought of the Week: 17

Try, said [Diotima], to give me your fullest attention. For whoever has been instructed concerning Love as far as this, contemplating the beauties properly and in due order, approaching then the final objective of the concernments, will suddenly behold a beauty,...
My Five Favourite Letters: author’s feature

My Five Favourite Letters: author’s feature

This week Ireland’s premier writing website, Writing.ie published an article by author Miriam Farrell-Shtairman on her five favourite letters featured in the book. Read the full text below:  Text of the article, by Miriam Shtaierman: My Favourite Five letters...