“The Sea”, Lapham’s Quarterly Vol. VI, 2013
Lapham’s Quarterly is a literary magazine established in 2007 by former Harper’s Magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham. Each issue examines a theme using primary source material from history. The inaugural issue “States of War” contained dozens of essays, speeches, and excerpts from historical authors ranging from Thucydides, William Shakespeare, and Sun Tzu to Mark Twain, among others. Recent issue themes included “The City”, “Sports & Games”, and “Arts & Letters”. Each issue includes an introductory essay by Lapham, readings from historical contributors, and essays by contemporary writers and historians.