STUDIES IN THE CLASSICS
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- On Reading Homer... A project
independent study of Homeric Greek
- "On Looking into Homer's
Centuries of change reading Homer, as we drag him to the
- HOMER the Hostage A new view of
the proto-Homer as a Luwian speaking Ilioni taken as hostage to Mycene as
royal poet of the Greeks.
- HOMER'S Trojan War
PROJECT: Bardic Readings with visual imagery from the Iliad linked
to Greek archaeology, geography, and artwork, as an outline for an
- Homer and the Philologists On
close-reading of the Text, avoiding the quicksand of aeons of
- Archilochus: First Poet after
Homer The Greek text with translation and literary Commentary. pdf,
115 pp. printable.
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to read this.
- CYBELE: The Lady of Dindymus
Scenario for a Ballet on the castration cult of the Magna Mater, with
translation and text.
- Vergil Scenario for a Radio-Drama
Presentation of the Aeneid
Book I, with a visual commentary and acoustically designed
- Letter to a Latin Student....
- Caesar and the Ten Little
Indians How Classics military propaganda fueled the Indian
- Homer Redivivus !
The revival of Homeric studies in the l8 th c., and his supreme position
in world-literature today (but, alas, only in translation).
- A Theophrastan Character
A wry description of a kind of Professor we have all known, part of the
academic scene of the closing century perhaps, but not an extinct
- A Requiem
- Linguistic Prolegomena
to Studying a Language A formal approach to the forms, functions and
logic of English, as prolegomena for language study.
- What is a
"Classic"? ......and how to make a Classic.
Crucifixion and Petronius In Memoriam Eric Mitchell.
- The Purple of Kings An
Homer calls the Sea, Blood and the Rainbow all PURPLE?
- INTOLERANCE: An Academic
Drama in Nine Acts
- Christians at Rome
The remarkable correspondence between the Magistrate Pliny and Emperor
Trajan on the "Christian Problem, Latin text and English
- Romulus: A reference A
short discussion and reference with linked URL to the ROMULUS paper
published April l996. The counter showed 10,000 readings in 2 years
before it was taken off.....
- Arrowsmith A short
note on the death of a major controversial figure in the American
Classical scene, with a caveat about hero-worship.
- Heraclitus The
fragments of Heraclitus in English translation, followed by a detailed
commentary with interpretations.
The Pythagorean Counsels A detailed study with translation of the
neglected "Counsels" from the Pythagorean monastic world, with new
This is an entirely new approach to the Pity and Fear problem, based on
Greek mathematical reasoning.
- Plato and Mathematics
A study in the various ways in which Plato used math. as a basis for his
logic, with the change toward intuition evidenced in the Meno and
- Cinema and
Poetry A study of visual materials inherent in Classical poetry, with
two short examples of overlooked poems from Horace and Propertius
Calvin Coolidge: Classicist or Politician? In 1921 as VP Coolidge
was by no means taciturn, as this liberal paper on the
Classics demonstrated. But by 1924 he became involved with singularly
unpleasant legislation, here briefly reviewed at 75 th Anniversary of his
- Greek accents
A description of the musical intonation which is represented by the
"accents" in ancient Greek, and a plea to read Greek correctly with the
- Homer's King of
Men We have never had a reasonable etymology for Gr. anax 'king'...a
- On Literature
Suggestion for a wide-angle approach to the understanding of the literary
Classics from the ancient world, as read in a modern setting.
- On the
State of Classics Problems with the academic field of Classics, where
it is coming from and where it is going.
- A rare Little Medieval
Veneris Short introduction and the full Latin text of a remarkable and
unique piece of 3 c. AD accentual Latin poetry. This text is hard to find,
I suggest printing it out.
The Secret Life Drawing on materials from the ancient Lives or Vitae
of Vergil, a detailed account of the largely unknown aspects of this great
poet's curious personality. Important reading as background for serious
- Vitae Verg. A
shortened and edited edition of the "Secret Life" for students,similar
materials to the above.
- Vergil's Aeneid
Book IV, the Latin text The Latin of Book IV of the Aeneid, for
downloading to be used with the electronic Humanist's Latin Dictionary
from Centaur (http://www.centaursystems.com/catalog/hld.html).
- Vergil Aeneid
1 uncial A presentation of the first 100 lines of Aeneid I in several
formats to show what kind of texts the Romans actually read.
Introduction and Comment: Part 1 A detailed introduction to the art
of Vergil, serious reading for serious students, followed by a detailed
interpretative commentary of half of Aeneid IV.
- Vergil Introduction
and Comment: Part II Continuation of Vergil Part I above.
- Aeneid IV School
Notes This is a scanned and edited set of student aid notes from a
l9 th c. typical high school textbook, edited for today's
- LATIN: Why study it at all?
Some thoughts for the new Millennium.
- Economics in
Greece A short outline of some thoughts on trade, barter and the rise
of monetary systems in ancient Greece.