Issue 09 | Cultivating Leisure

What is the true meaning of leisure, and how does that relate to the classroom? This issue includes Mary Townsend on Platonic and Aristotelian conceptions of leisure, Benjamin and Jenna Storey on the ways the pandemic helped them to reevaluate their relationship to time, headmaster Benjamin Mitchell on leisure as something that can be promoted and protected by classical schools, and A. E. Stallings with a brand new translation of Catullus.

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Issue 9: The Director’s Take

Issue 9: The Director’s Take

One of my favorite Gershwin songs begins with a languorous line: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy …” Those lush lyric... Read more

Stealing Time

Stealing Time

Aristotle, not without his students’ skepticism in mind, begins his Metaphysics by observing that all men, by nature, de... Read more

The Pause: On Learning to Live Well with Time

The Pause: On Learning to Live Well with Time

To sit still at home—this was one of the many challenges brought by the pandemic. A society whose equilibrium depended o... Read more

Poetry: Otium

Poetry: Otium

Loosely, after Catullus He’s like a god, the guy who sits across From you—a god. Is that all right to say? He gazes... Read more

The School of Leisure

The School of Leisure

An Interview with Dr. Benjamin Mitchell Q: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE “LEISURE” IN THE CLASSICAL SENSE? WHAT IS ITS ROLE OR... Read more

Leisure Quotes

Leisure Quotes

“Repose, leisure, peace, belong among the elements of happiness. If we have not escaped from harried rush, from mad purs... Read more