Category Archives: CLASSICA

Review: The Spivak Reader

EPIGRAPH “Some paradox of our natures leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them the objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 059

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  059 Tuesday 22 May 2012 知 己 知 彼  百 戰 百 勝 zhī jǐ zhī bǐ bǎi zhàn bǎi shèng If you … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 004

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  004 Saturday 3 March 2012 I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. Walt Whitman (31 May … Continue reading

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Anomaly in Latin tense usage: Ovid Metamorphoses 4.95?

Naturally anybody who checks out my blog is welcome to read anything and everything on it.  But I thought it only decent to inform you that unless you are a classicist or somebody else who knows Latin fairly well (and … Continue reading

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Romance Novels

WARNING This blog entry contains sexual language and explicit imagery – if this kind of thing offends you, stop here and exit. Continue at your own risk, and only if you are 18 or over.   SCROLL DOWN     … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera

Some years ago I got very interested in butterflies, or lepidoptera (meaning ‘scale wing’ in Greek).  Because of the fabulous coloration of some species I wanted to paint them (e.g.), and the research I started led me to start thinking … Continue reading

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“MAUGHAM’S THE POOL: THE CLASSICAL INFLUENCE

Classical and Modern Literature 13.3 (1993): 217-227 [Reprinted with the permission of the editors of Classical and Modern Literature] quisquis in hos fontes vir venerit, exeat inde semivir et tactis subito mollescat in undis. Ovid Metamorphoses 4.385-386 Whatever man enters … Continue reading

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