Having just arrived back from a delightful evening with my childhood best friends I am left pondering the nature of beauty. Partly because these two men are beautiful Adonis-like creatures and partly because that’s one of the many things we talked about.

Beauty is always experienced in the particular, we concluded. Never can the generality elicit the distinctive response of beauty.

So the question I wondered on the walk home was can a mass produced item be beautiful?

Your Correspondent, A Greek in the age of Rome