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Passing up Frank Sinatra for Euclid

This morning I read an exuberant article about the delicious wordsmithing of the songwriters for the old crooners, namely Frank Sinatra.  http://www.worldmag.com/2014/08/rhythm_and_rhyme  My son Barnabas, whom I just delivered to St. 331 more words

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My Own Private Empire

This is an essay on teaching. On the Greek and Roman classics. On empire.

I have adapted it from a lecture I delivered roughly a decade ago. 4,481 more words

"Violence, Warrior Culture, and the Bible" by Mark S. Smith

Mark S. Smith holds the Skirball Chair of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University and is author of the new book… 700 more words

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Homer grabs you by the ears

For years I’ve been trying to get myself to read through the whole of Homer’s Iliad from start to finish. And lately I realised how to do it in the most painless way possible: I plugged in my earphones and listened to an audiobook of Homer’s Iliad on my half-hour daily bus rides to and from work. 1,312 more words

Iliad’s bid for the US market; lessons from France

Over the past 18 months, Iliad has grown from a small fixed broadband provider, to become one of the key players in French mobile telecommunications… 452 more words


Sappho's Fragment 16

A troop of horse, the serried ranks of marchers,
A noble fleet, some think these of all on earth
Most beautiful. For me naught else regarding…

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