Classics

From Octavian To Augustus

Jochen Bleichen's biography of the Emperor is monumental but highly readable

Snakes In The Grass

‘Trigger warnings are not merely tools for censoring febrile material for the few, but a complaint about the dominance of Western thought'

The Pagan Problem In Western Thought

"By all means, let the wicked fry in Hell—but why should they find themselves frying alongside innocent and virtuous pagans?"

Cento Ground

The cento is a sophisticated and demanding poetic form — and best suited to schoolboyish ends

A Journey Back To The Golden Age Of Bronze

A remarkable Florentine exhibition has brought together many of the few surviving Hellenistic sculptures

Discover Aeschylus With Virginia Woolf

The writer’s notes on Greek tragedy are as stimulating as her novels — so she’ll be Daisy Dunn's guide at a feast of ancient drama in London this summer

An Odyssey To Athens

Moving to the city where democracy began

Double Trouble In Thebes

Two productions of Antigone show the elasticity of one of the most challenging plays in the canon

The Case For The Classics

Three books offer fresh and enchanting views on the ancient past and how it can still live

Carpe Vinum

Horace, the great poet of wine

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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