May 15, 2021

This, below, the preamble to an old book of notes, chapters, really, 40 chapters that considered American history in entire, every art, every craft, every variation.  The thing is cumbersome, not likely to be published in its present form, if at all.  Yet, opening statements, because brief, would like sharing for the introduction of a…

January 1, 2021

Fellow Americans: You might be surprised to learn that you are Greek, in the first instance; that you are Roman, a child of Lucius Junius Brutus; that you are Catholic, even if atheist; that you ascend from victories in the Art of War; that you, fellow Americans, are Hellenocentric, even if citizens of the One…

April 30, 2020

Preface III: Our Classical Heritage Part II: Classive and Progressive, Considered * * * WHEN MIGHT WASHINGTON, D.C. CEASE TO BE OUR ARCHITECTURE and monuments are, in truth, in fact, us.  When we cease to be who we are, our statues, memorials and monuments will be removed to museums —Museum, from Mouseῖon, “a seat, a…

April 15, 2020

Preface III: Our Classical Heritage Part I: Where We Are * * * IN PREPERATION for Quæ Sumus, I wondered what might profit you most.  Then too, knowing of the common interest in, well, the world around us, I looked about to find some topic on which to dilate.  Here, just now, I am in…

February 15, 2020

LITERATURE Essay 1: Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns Part 2: Homer, Odyssey; What We Are * * * Sing through me, O Muse, of the man of many turnings, many devices who off-course wandered time-and-again after plundering the citadel of high walled Ilium.  Many cities he saw, many men, and learned their minds; many pains he…

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