Literary symposia from classical Athens to Muriel Spark

The overlooked female contemporaries of Aristotle and Cicero

A new collection of Bernard Williams’s essays and reviews serves as a reminder of the academic’s restless intelligence

Plato attempted to divorce wine-drinking and pleasure and to conscript wine to “worthy” purposes. Thank goodness no one listened to him

Amid the higher costs for university tuition online degree courses are gaining traction. Plato and Cicero would be turning in their grave