Classics

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moving to the city where democracy began

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

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

Horace, the great poet of wine