Peter Jones

Notes on…Classic cruising

14 September 2013 9:00 am

We arrive at the tiny Greek island of Sikinos on a blustery day, making landing rather difficult. Is there transport…

What the Roman general Vegetius could teach Obama about Syria

7 September 2013 9:00 am

So the USA must launch its onslaught against Syria without the Brits. Well, if Obama will make public announcements of…

Varro on The Apprentice

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Budding businesswoman Luisa Zissman, with her A in A-level English, has enquired whether ‘Bakers Toolkit’ or ‘Baker’s Toolkit’ is correct.…

Ancient and modern: Modern Egypt vs ancient Athens

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Whatever problems Greeks and Romans faced, a politicised priesthood was not one of them. They might have made three observations…

Lucretius vs Richard Dawkins

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins has been confusing his categories again, comparing Trinity College, Cambridge, with Islam. His attack on religion does precisely…

Epictetus on Twitter

10 August 2013 9:00 am

One definition of addiction is repetition of a behaviour despite adverse consequences. Twitter users will know all about it, especially…

Ancient and modern: Herodotus on 111

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The NHS 111 line, designed to deal with problems that do not count as emergencies, is in financial and organisational…

Plato on the Today programme

27 July 2013 9:00 am

A woman is invited to join the Today programme, and the chatteratae are immediately a-twitter on the subject of female…

Why Egypt needs a Socrates

20 July 2013 9:00 am

No one seems to know, or is willing to say, whether the Egyptian army’s intervention in Egyptian democracy was legal…

Ancient and modern: Socrates on TV election debates

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Lord Hennessy has been arguing that, as a result of TV debates between party leaders prior to elections, ‘the plausible…

Common enemies

6 July 2013 9:00 am

One assumes that it will eventually dawn on those so deeply committed to slaughtering each other in Syria that, whatever…