Only six books

Twelve days ago I said that John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty was one of the very few books that, from the academic canon imposed by the faculties of philosophy, I find readable. But I failed to mention the other five. Plato is boring but I find amusing the Memorabilia, in which Xenophon illustrates more piquaresquely…

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Sparta – XVII

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Sparta – XIV

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Sparta – XI

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Sparta – X

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Sparta – VII

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Sparta – IV

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Sparta – I

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Gitone’s magic

My response to Greg Johnson and James O’Meara about the latter’s new book defending homosexuality is available in the addenda to this blog. My article “On classic pederasty” takes issue with them. The Greco-Roman “lover-beloved” institution was not “gay” in the modern sense of the word. An expanded version of “On classic pederasty” was chosen for my collection…

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