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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Teaching On, Thucydides
Thucydides today, the prose Iliad, the politics of facticity, Sparta and Athens anxiously clash over masculinity, leaving little but a testament to trauma in the fog of war -- all this, with a digression into Plato's early Menexenus (with its cynical and sexist parody of Pericles). Yesterday's long slog was a bear, and today's prospect looms ominously. Two intensives at once is clearly going to be frightful thing to take on this summer. I worry I will be too tired and frenetic to teach as well as I can, especially given my deep love/hate of the materials. Scarcely begun, already feeling a bit done.