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I’ve just emerged from my five-year reverie in these fair isles to find Poseidon beckoning from the shore. Quite what he was doing on the shore and m

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Zeus can be very surprising. “What’s needed is structural adjustment.” I looked at my tunic and my cloak but couldn’t find anything wrong with them.

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As the world seems to be descending into greater and greater chaos, you might sometimes wonder if there are any mortal forces left interested in wisd

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The great legacy that the Golden Years of Athens bequeathed to the world was the concept of democracy. Not that Athens was by any means a perfect soc

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  You may be bemused to hear from a 2,500-year-old Greek spirit, reputedly of wisdom, casting a few ideas your way via l’express (as time is of the

In Ancient Greece, citizens were expected to fight to protect their city states or even to expand their city’s influence, but little was considered m

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The lot of a wee daemon is not an easy one. You waft a few thoughts around but you know that ideas take as long to bear fruit as seeds in a barren la

Modern-day gender fluidity is not a concept the Greeks would have understood, except in the kind of way indelicately expressed by young ladies and ge

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After the passionate events of last Monday, it may be a timely moment to take a more dispassionate look at the legal system. It’s easy to forget that

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Your wee spirit friend has been thinking for some time about how to avoid the concentration of power in a few parliamentary hands. The answer may be

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  Democracy worked in Ancient Athens because it was easy to control the executive in a small city state. It also ought to be relatively easy in a sm

According to Plato, “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Since Independence, the abuse of power has been an ever-growing phenomenon, al

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“Forgive my absence but I can now continue, momentarily boosted by my probably Pyrrhic victory. If keeping my own party united isn’t difficult enough

  You may wonder why an ancient Greek spirit should be wafting you a few thoughts – let   alone from a remote corner of the Indian Ocean – but, in t

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