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The Great Conversation: On Pillars and Puppets

  When Pausanias, the traveler and geographer, visited the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in the second century A.D., the inscriptions in the forecourt were nearly a thousand years old. They read ΜΗΔΕΝ ΑΓΑΝ and ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ: “Seek the mean in ...

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The Great Conversation: Around The World We Go

I’ve always liked old things, so when I embarked on my Curriculum during my fourth year of medical school (screw studying Medicine), I was right at home.  I had always felt that I couldn’t fully appreciate anything without first understanding ...

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Site News: New Columnist – The Great Conversation

  I’m pleased to announce a new semi-regular column is going to be appearing on Associate’s Mind. I have, since nearly the site’s founding, provided occasional commentary on the Great Conversation. I love the Classics and the insights they provide. ...

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Cicero on Conversation and Friendship

I had enrolled in The School of Life, an academy of “self-help” on Bloomsbury’s Marchmont Street, co-founded by philosopher Alain de Botton. For about £30 per session, students can take classes with resident “fellows” of the school on subjects such ...

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Magna Carta Day

Via the Legal Writing Prof Blog: Although calendars have changed over time, the date on which King John signed Magna Carta was June 15, 1215. So today we can celebrate its 796th anniversary! In the history of legal writing, Magna Carta is, as ...

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