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"A red-figure volute krater attributed to a painter of the Syleus sequence! Maynard, you shouldn't have!"
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Entering Athens, Georgia - The Athens of Georgia
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Socrates does lunch
"If San Francisco was the Rome of the sixties, Vermont was the Athens."
"Another false start for the Western philosophical tradition."
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Occasionally, when logic and rational inferences based on experience were not enough, Plato and Aristotle would resort to settling their discourse by other means.
Brads a Peloponnesian War renactor.
"The questions isn't "Werewolf", but "Whywolf"?
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Luigis Pizza's Home Delivery
The Ruins of the Euro
"During our vacation my wife and I went to Paris while our suitcases went to Rome and Athens."
The Peloponnesian Argument
'Socks with sandals? I guess Socrates' wisdom doesn't include a fashion sense.'
"Stop Calling Me 'A Cassandra'. You don't know any other Cassandras!"
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The Shutdown of Greek State Broadcaster.
A portent of things to come: the sore throat of Socrates.
'Socrates, you've been drinking again.'
"Don't you sometimes worry that if they do give us our stuff back we'll lose some of the sense of grievance that's so crucial to our cultural identity?"
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'What I especially like about being a philosopher-scientist is that I don't have to get my hands dirty.'
'The 300 Spartans arrived... and blocked the legislation.'
'You're wasting your time here. This Washington, D.C.'
'Well Alexander, what are we going to do about the Athenean money crisis?'