John Oldale

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Greece: An Octagonal Tour

'In post-classical Greek the word for ‘beauty’ originally meant ‘timely’. The prevailing aesthetic was that appearance should match one’s age. Thus both a young girl and a dignified matron could qualify as having horaios, but never an older woman trying to recapture her youth.'
John Oldale

John Oldale

A scientist by training and an explorer by passion, John Oldale has logged half a million miles visiting more than ninety nations. He speaks five languages and is the author of Who, or Why, or Which, or What...? A Global Gazzetteer of the Instructive and Strange and A World of Curiosities.