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What a mixed bag the ancient poets produced. Culture House Daily.
Books Podcast. The terrifying genius of Leonardo. James Kirkup. Michael Schmidt, the Mexican-born publisher behind the Manchester poetry imprint, Carcanet Press, has an engagingly knockabout approach to the poets of ancient Greece, constantly reminding us that we know practically nothing about them, and that their works are often a reconstituted mish-mash of something one bard misheard from another 2,500 years ago.
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To be topp at lat. The First Poets: The history of London through its parish churches Harry Mount. Discover your inner wolf and lead a better life.
The EU must budge on the backstop if it wants to avoid no deal Nick Herbert. Instead he picks out the obscure and the amusing, like these lines from Hesiod: Douglas Murray.
Spectator competition winners: Theresa May has picked the day on which Brexit will live or die Robert Peston. Reading some of the poetry here, you find yourself agreeing with Plato, who wanted poets to be kept out of the Athenian assembly; not because, as he thought, they were civically irresponsible, but because they are so bloody unreadable. Robert Peston. Site maintained by Creode.
Pieter Cleppe. Melanie McDonagh. What to read next. In any case, where exactly is it advisable to let your privates be seen smeared with semen?