STUDIES IN THE CLASSICS


  • On Reading Homer... A project for independent study of Homeric Greek


  • "On Looking into Homer's Homer...." Centuries of change reading Homer, as we drag him to the Trash.


  • 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 innovative filmmaker.


  • Homer and the Philologists On close-reading of the Text, avoiding the quicksand of aeons of scholarly disquisition....


  • Archilochus: First Poet after Homer The Greek text with translation and literary Commentary. pdf, 115 pp. printable.
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  • 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 translation.


  • Letter to a Latin Student....


  • Caesar and the Ten Little Indians How Classics military propaganda fueled the Indian Wars...


  • 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 species.


  • A Requiem for Philology


  • 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.


  • The Crucifixion and Petronius In Memoriam Eric Mitchell.


  • The Purple of Kings An investigation why 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 translation.


  • 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 complete fragments of Heraclitus in English translation, followed by a detailed commentary with interpretations.


  • The Pythagorean Counsels A detailed study with translation of the long neglected "Counsels" from the Pythagorean monastic world, with new interpretations.


  • Aristotle 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 afterwards.


  • Cinema and Poetry A study of visual materials inherent in Classical poetry, with two short examples of overlooked poems from Horace and Propertius


  • President 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 Inauguration.


  • 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 musical pitches.


  • Homer's King of Men We have never had a reasonable etymology for Gr. anax 'king'...a new direction!


  • 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 Poem


  • Pervigilium 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.


  • Vergil- 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 students.


  • 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.


  • Vergil 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 grammatical wording.


  • 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.


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