Alternative title: How does this work? Seriously? Despite the title, this is only tangentially related to anything remotely classical, sorry.… Read more Over the Garden Wall and its non-Classical aesthetic
Writing requires the confluence of time and discipline. For me, those two are very much like Romeo and Juliet –… Read more A smorgasbord of pseudobookreviews
I think this is the translation she showed me. Nonetheless, it’s one that still floors me, even if different. That’s… Read more ‘In autumn a friend sent an apple’: On a Japanese poem.
Here’s the original Guardian article which spurred this. The Twitter response has been interesting if not always fair (It’s a brief… Read more The Ancient World in Fiction: A Brief List
I – The Case A day (or two, or few, depending on when I finish this) ago, it was announced… Read more Oldest Odyssey fragment? No, but what is it?
The antipathy between ‘Byzantium’ (here used as convenient shorthand for the surviving Roman Empire) and the ‘West’ is longstanding indeed.… Read more #Neverbyzantium? We would be so lucky
Whether this (admittedly bifurcated) play was 6 or 7 hours, I could not say. That itself is praise enough and… Read more Cicero at the Gielgud: A Review
I don’t know if you follow Paul Cooper’s twitter account. You really should, and not just because Rivers of Ink… Read more On Cavafy’s Ionikon
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!?