Daily Archives: September 15, 2018

We Are Pieces In The Mysterious Game Of Chess Played By God

I have from time to time written about God as a chessmaster.  Some people may find it comforting to realize that God is a master of strategy and that, as we are not on His level, divine providence will work … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words)

Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words), by Michael Kerrigan This book is a very short one (barely over 50 pages) and meant for younger readers, but for older readers who want to read about what the ancient Greeks said and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greek Lyrics

Greek Lyrics, translated by Richmond Lattimore I must admit I found this book a lot more humorous than I thought it would be.  Part of this comes from the poems themselves, which show a great deal of emotional variety and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days Of Socrates

The Last Days Of Socrates, by Plato This classic translation of some of Plato’s works is united around the theme of Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates.  At a reasonable size (around 200 pages including the endnotes), … Continue reading

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