Greeks at the cricket followed our lead of occasional polite applause with puzzlement. They don't understand our irony, or our self-effacement, and think we are aloof.
They desire our apparent wealth but fail to see the breakdown of family and social values that can accompany it.
Rather, Gooch (Finding the Boyfriend Within) holds that self-examination and study of Greek wisdom can have an effect on the whole self-and that a better social life is a happy by-product.
After an introduction that attempts to explain the relationship between the Greek gods and gay dating, the book launches into seven chapters; six examine the traits and lessons of particular gods-Apollo, Dionysus, Hermes, Hephaestus, Eros and Zeus-and one looks at the wisdom of Socrates.
My lifelong pursuit is to be on the cover of a fitness magazine; to be able to run a marathon at 70 years old, and go to gyms all over the world.
I don’t believe in the words I can’t nor impossible.
Epic narrative allowed poets like Homer no opportunity for personal revelations.
The site has undergone archaeological excavation by the French School in Athens almost non-stop since 1876.
Hellenistic Greek houses were typically centered on an internal peristyle court, with rooms opening onto and arranged in rectangular fashion around this.
The author describes the gods and their beliefs, and offers a few themed exercises for each.
Erotic exercise #4, for example, has readers: "List your current crushes.