So, I woke up this morning with zero inspiration to write and with the deep desire to either work out for four hours, or sit wrapped in a blanket on the couch all day watching an Air Crash Investigation marathon. It feels like there is no in-between. As I seem to need this day for mental health reasons, I'm not going to force myself to write. Instead, I am going to leave you with 28 hours of video footage of lecturing at Yale university on ancient Hellas. Enjoy!

"Professor Donald Kagan explains why people should study the ancient Greeks. He argues that the Greeks are worthy of our study not only because of their vast achievements and contributions to Western civilization (such as in the fields of science, law, and politics) but also because they offer a unique perspective on humanity. To the Greeks, man was both simultaneously capable of the greatest achievements and the worst crimes; he was both great and important, but also mortal and fallible. He was a tragic figure, powerful but limited. Therefore, by studying the Greeks, one gains insight into a tension that has gripped and shaped the West and the rest of the world through its influence. In short, to study the Greeks is to study the nature of human experience."