First Impressions

January 10, 1997

This week's First Impressions comes from an early critic of the corruption of political life: "I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon, son of Ariston."

Entries should be submitted toFirst Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY, faxed to 0171 782 3300 or emailed to

The winner receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is January 14. Last week's winner, who identified Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, is Margaret Gadian of Manchester.

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