About.com’s Archaeology Guide and my friend Kris Hirst has been updating some of my old articles, including ones that some … More
Could you write an epic of 50,000 couplets and spend 30 years perfecting it if someone had promised you 50,000 pieces of gold?
Each tetralogy was only performed once, except in the case of the exceptionally honored Aeschylus. When he died, allowance was made to re-stage his plays.
We should all remember to take things with a grain of salt. This includes words from excellent classical sources. Even … More
How would it work today? An old man devotes his time now as always to pursuit of his craft, but … More
An online book on Greek art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Greek Art From Prehistoric to Classical: A Resource … More
Moses holding up his arms during the battle, assisted by Aaron and Hur. Painting by John Everett Millais In response … More
Last week I got side-tracked in my reading of Book VIII of the Aeneid by my JSTOR quest for Vergil’s … More
Ronald Syme wrote his Sallust in the 1960s. In his chapter on the political scene he blames Sallust for our … More