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Poetry / 19.06.2010

Seen through a grille of squares, the sky, Is split up, intersected, neat, Closely related, tree and cloud, Rooftop and spire trick the eye To think geometry complete, To make the world an ordered crowd Of lines and squares, intensify Rationalism in defeat. This is another way to shroud An ill-conceived complexity Beneath a simple form, replete With all the errors of the proud, Who hope, by thinking, to retain A cosmos in their compassed brain....

Ancient Greek, Ancient History / 05.06.2010

In last year's magazine I wrote a light hearted article suggesting an argument, from which one might adduce Britain to have contributed to the legend of Atlantis. In doing this I had no intention of committing myself to any belief in the historical existence of Atlantis, but, perhaps because I did not express myself clearly enough, I have been misinterpreted. In writing this article I wish to clear myself from the charge of being an Atlantologist, and then to outline, as I see it, the way in which...