By cheri block
Yesterday (May 19, 2010) 1st Class on Alcibiades
The gods divided our seminarians into two groups of 15 people and off we went to our places around the table. Five women and ten men comprise our group. Will it surprise you to learn that the majority of the participants are….drumroll…..attorneys?
Suffice to say, opinions about law, government, intention, and political theory fly around the room freely and (ahem) confidently.
Perfect. I settle in with my literary look at the material and feel cozy in my spot, lodged between two large men who are history buffs. They also ate quite a bit of the wrapped candies on the table. I stuck to my water. This is serious material, so I don’t want be dehydrated.
There is so much to share with you all about the first class and about Alcibiades, about a wonderful interview I conducted with Eva Brann (Google her if you have time), and about the morning spent wandering around downtown Athens, but at this moment, Judge Blah is standing at the door, motioning to me to come with him to breakfast.
And since an enormous demonstration will start in about 2 hours (which I promise I will photograph and report on), I guess I’d better heed his wishes.
More this afternoon (when we have been told to stay here in the hotel).