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In its historical particularity tragedy had its first great moment in ancient Athens, when didaskaloi, educators, would compete for civic recognition staging increasingly elaborate exchanges of dramatic speeches. And once the great Aeschylus and Sophocles[…]
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The Christian Humanist crew got an email from Ford Seeuws, listener and friend of Michial Farmer, last week, and the questions were interesting enough that I wanted to deal with them at some length on[…]
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