Category Archives: Assorted Links

Monday Links, 5/3/21

Another argument added to the debate of “What Are the Classics For?“ Dr. Anika Prather, a Classics professor at Howard University, is talking about fundraising to save the Howard Classics department. There’s talk of a website being set up, which … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links, 4/28/21

Summary and analysis of Agamemnon. “Like Prose’s essay on the Comey hearing for NYRB, The Vixen makes an implicit argument for good writing, and even good editing, as a form of political defiance.” David Goodman has a good quote in response to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Links, 4/25/21

I’m delighted to say that I’ve found at least one other person who cultivates these sorts of literary-minded links. Notes in the Margin is an excellent blog that has a “Literary Links” section. “Bartsch’s spirited, readable translation is a […] … Continue reading

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Friday Links, 4/23/21

Dr. Shadi Bartsch has a predictably excellent conversation with Tyler. Her translation of The Aeneid is fantastic, but her commentary on Virgil, the era in which he was writing, and the choices he makes in the text are even better. Profile of … Continue reading

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A Request + Sunday Links, 4/18/21

As well as being a place I can put some notes down on the Great Books, I want to use this blog as a sort of village pump for the conversations around Classics and the 21st century. I’m still experimenting … Continue reading

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Tuesday Links, 4/13/21

Howard University is considering getting rid of its Classics department. Tell Me Aristotle, Why Do We Have Butts? Relevant to this project: the blog Anne with a Book asks: are classic books inherently better than modern books? (To me, “inherently” is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Links 3/30/21

Thoughts on Fiction, Real Life, and Escapism. A tribute to many madmen. “Once upon a time, G. K. Chesterton wrote a story about a madman who was really the sanest man of all. Actually, now that I think about it, … Continue reading

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Thursday Links, 3/25/21

I’m working my way through Heaney’s translation of Beowulf now, and I’ll post more thoughts shortly, but I wanted to do a quick roundup as I explore more of the Classic Books part of the internet… How to build a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links, 3/17/21

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As you might have seen on Twitter, I’ve been going deep on the Classic Books-internet rabbit hole. It goes to show that reports of blogging’s death have been greatly exaggerated: there are a ton of great … Continue reading

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Friday Links 3/12/21

Someone read 100 classic books and shared their tips, including why to engage in book polyamory. I’m always slightly skeptical when people share lists of books recommended by x person or on y podcast (because of the benefits of reading … Continue reading

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