Nobody else ever dared to write to Jefferson in this way, nobody else assailed him so directly and with such laser-like aggression.
"You cannot understand the founding of this country without understanding the Founding Fathers’ obsession with classical languages and literature."
— Clay S. Jenkinson
Guest host Catherine Jenkinson has an extended conversation with President Jefferson about the classics, and Jefferson’s understanding and support of the classics.
If you ask me what the most successful relationship was in Jefferson’s 83-year life, I can answer unequivocally that it was with his elder daughter Martha, whom he called Patsy, at least when she was young. She adored her father, and was a fierce and lifelong protector of his privacies, his sensitive spirit, and his reputation.