Alas, Alcibiades, what condition you suffer from!

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by Massimo Pigliucci [If you like this excerpt, please consider getting and reviewing The Quest for Character.] The year is 430 BCE. The place, Athens. The time, shortly after the beginning of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, which—twenty-six years later—will end in Athens’s defeat and a general weakening of the Greek city-states, so much […]

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