A recent twitter thread on the iconography of Zeus’ thunderbolt reminded me of earlier musings of mine on the rough… Read more What has Athens to do with Pataliputra?
I write this – after a long absence that has no doubt seen my paltry writing skills atrophy rather than… Read more Zukunftsphilologie!?
A blog by nature is ephemeral (this one more than most) so it doesn’t hurt to provide some content for… Read more Quot Homines, Tot Sententiae: Why learn Classical Languages?
New Pompeii Daniel Godfrey 978-1785656033 Titan Books I made a post some time ago about doing brief book reviews. Since… Read more Book Review: New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey
Despite being ostensibly about differing perceptions of utility and the importance of ritual ceremony between the ancients and ourselves, my… Read more Bronze Age Swords and Mycenaean Ideology: A Primer
I was recently listening to an interesting interview with John Romer on the latest volume in his series of ancient… Read more Short Note: Utility in the ancient world
Have some barely focused thoughts on the topic of the day…
What better way to alleviate the shoulder wearying stresses of a Thursday than a lively debate? This years Newell Classics… Read more Newell 2017: Holland, Grayling, & the origins of Humanism
So, it’s at the point where it’s worth my ruminating on the future and potential continuation of this blog. I… Read more On the Direction of the Blog: Introducing Book Reviews
What can we say about accents in the Roman world? We know, can see around us, that eventually Latin would diversify into the modern Romance languages. Are we then to imagine senators from Gaul twirling their moustachios and swapping out hon hon hon for Plautus’ hae hae hae?