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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 Revenge of the Similacrum

Colin Burrow is fascinated how authors over the millennia have imitated one another. He explains why: “Imitation is an important concept because it is one which has never been...

New Perspectives on Virgil

The topic of this book by 13 collaborating Classics scholars is a text by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. It is not, however, about his most famous work, the...

Detroit: BROKE

Book review by Dr M. Emanuele The title of this book about the city of Detroit – Broke – has two connotations. Either not working, or not having any money/assets. Detroit...

The Greek Hero Ajax: Sophocles, Fate and PTSD

One of the iconic images from ancient times is that of two Greek heroes: Ajax holding the body of the slain Achilles. What ensued was a contest between Ajax...

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...

The Great Rift: Science and Religion

This book explores the process by which a great rift has opened up between the realms of science and religion. It is not a polemic against the failure of...

H. G. Wells and the Pandemic of 2020

“He lived in the future at the same time as the past,” declares author Sarah Cole of H. G. Wells. Thus it is not surprising to see him write...

A Forest of Symbols

The author of this book about symbolism, Andrei Pop, sets a very high bar for what he is attempting to achieve. He identifies a “present crisis in the humanities”...

The First Gay President?

True or false: If Pete Buttegeig becomes President, he will be America's first gay President. Answer: maybe. A book by Thomas Balcerski attempts to answer the question, was James Buchanan...
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A Critique of Modern Music

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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...