Here the Croc soils his eyes with Athenaeus in order to display a rarely seen use of philology: obtaining cities. You’re welcome, world.
Paul Cooper’s latest will delight lovers of Mesopotamia and historical fiction like Spurling’s The Ten Thousand Things. The Croc recommends.
In which the Croc considers the recent abuse of citizens at the hands of the constabulary and shows you can talk about plague without THE SAME 2 LINES FROM THUCYDIDES.
In which the Croc returns to the vexatious topic of what Her Majesty’s PM has done, to whom, and where…
In which the Croc, by way of Aristotle, explains why things really can’t go on.
In which the croc disproves the notion that there was a Proto-Indo-European bear taboo, with zero recourse to memes whatsoever.
N.B I have gone with the original title for ease of access, but I note that various online retailers go… Read more Il Primo Re (Review)
In which we attempt to discern why Eton and Oxford combined apparently can’t teach someone the first few lines of the Iliad.
The new academic year is almost upon us and, with it, children across the country will be reprising or beginning… Read more Reading Catullus in the wake of Epstein
For anyone interested in Byzantine history, for the intellectual history and historiography of working with our sources, or simply what the sons of Romulus were doing in the middle ages, this book is a must buy.