Tag Archives: Pythagoras

Pythagoreans, lore, science… and sadness

Last week, the classics community learnt of the passing of Walter Burkert. I never met Walter Burkert, and I don’t usually feel entitled to write with sadness about people whose paths I have never crossed. But, you see, without Walter … Continue reading

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Beware of the Big Bad Bean

I had various ideas for a post this week, but then something happened that was just too good not to blog. Two weeks ago, my friend L. gave me some runner beans from her garden. My family ate the beans … Continue reading

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