“They differ in no way from us ordinary mortals”

A young African philosopher, Synesius of Cyrene (died ca 414), planning a trip to Athens, & complaining to his brother about how insufferable provincials are when they come back from Athens: "They differ in no way from us ordinary mortals. They do not understand Aristotle and Plato better than we, but nevertheless they go about… Continue reading “They differ in no way from us ordinary mortals”