Archive for December, 2009

Be Careful What You Quote…

…especially when you live in a country with a long history of classical education.  This just in from the BBC: City boss denies lewd Latin claim. A City financier accused of trying to kill an employee sent a work experience girl an obscene message in Latin, a tribunal hears. She sent over a Latin passage […]

Herodotus was right! Cambyses’ Lost Army?

Italian archaeologists believe they have found the remnants of Cambyses’ lost army in the Sahara. Be sure to click on the slideshow! HT Robert Miner

Theaters of War, Ancient and Modern

The New York Times recently published the following article: The Anguish of War for Today’s Soldiers, Explored by Sophocles. The Pentagon has provided $3.7 million for an independent production company, Theater of War, to visit 50 military sites through at least next summer and stage readings from two plays by Sophocles, “Ajax” and “Philoctetes,” for […]