So I found this bit from The Stone’s valedictory post just totally delightful:
Let me finish, as we began The Stone last May, with a reference to Socrates. Socrates had a friend called Simon. He was a sandal-maker. According to legend, he let Socrates use his house for discussions when the conduct of such discussions was not allowed in the agora. Simon’s house was just outside the boundary (horos) of the agora. That boundary was defined by fascinating stone markers, about three feet high, one of which declares “Horoseimi tes agoras.” I am the boundary of the agora. Again, according to legend, Simon was imprisoned after Socrates was arrested, though later released. Not much more is known about him.
Hanging out in the sandal-maker’s house—I love that.