C.D. Friedrich, The Wanderer above the Sea of Clouds (1818)

Hello reader. Nice to meet you.

A kind of welcome message is probably in order – both for you and for myself. This is my first WordPress, and my first attempt at blogging altogether, so by setting out my intentions here I hope to help us both get clearer on what to expect from this blog.

‘Classics’. ‘Political Thought’. The ‘Humanities’. If you, the reader, thought these are a rather ill-defined collection of barely related subjects – you are right! The challenge for me was to come up with a title that adequately captures all interests and hobbies I’ve had over the past years: from ancient history to film; from Russian to psychoanalysis; from political philosophy to drama.

I have two reasons for trying to throw all of these together.

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