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The English Civil War

This book on the cultural remains of the English Civil War has many strengths and a notable weakness. The text is by Dr. Stephen Bann, emeritus professor of History of...

Friendship in 18th Century France

As the author of this book tells us, “friendship was a hot topic during the Enlightenment.” Professor Jessica Fripp notes the formal definition of friendship in France, as given...

BRANDO: The Contender

Johnny Depp, being interviewed, shared a story of how Marlon Brando once instructed him never to do three movies in a year: “We only have so many faces”, was...

THE GOD OF ROME

In this very personal look at the Roman god Jupiter, King of the Gods, Baylor University professor Julia Dyson Hejduk has given us in her new book the first...

Failures of Philosophy

The world is becoming faster but less well-thought-out.  As such, the western hemisphere of the planet is a hemisphere of men and not of laws (principles); the Covid-19 pandemic,...

The Human and the Divine

Can a human become an immortal, like the gods? Or is it too dangerous to even try? The relationship between the human and the divine in Greek poetry is the...

A Classical Blood Transfusion

How the classical writings of ancient Greece and Rome were infused into Renaissance thought is the topic of this eminently fascinating book, edited by Syrithe Pugh at the University...

The Origin of Atoms

The object of this study by Wake Forest University professor T. Gellar-Goad is the poem On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura) by Lucretius. It dates from around...

The Hum of the World

“Caliban hears the hum of the world.” Lawrence Kramer, Professor of English and Music at Fordham University, has written a book about what Caliban was able to hear. What was...

Ash Carter and the Pentagon

To most Americans, the inner workings of the Defense Department/Pentagon is a conundrum, or at the very least a mystery. Its complexity and massive scope with far-reaching tentacles is...
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