I've writen two books about Greece and Rome, introducing each civilization with their most famous authors woven into the narrative. Check them out on their own website!

New Year’s Rolling Resolutions

Some of my resolutions roll over form year to year. Any decent habit can be improved. See what I did this year to make more room for reading in my life.

A Short History of Latin Teaching Methods

Fr. Most, a mid-20th-century Jesuit Classics professor in Iowa, wrote a Latin textbook that broke many precedents about how to teach Latin. To prepare the students and teacher who would use his book, he begins by outlining the history of the different methods of teaching Latin. I find it to be a helpful perspective in the Acquisition vs. Analytical debate about learning Latin.

Why Does Plutarch Compare Greeks with Romans?

Plutarch’s parallel biographies end with a comparative essay of the Greek and Roman hero. Why does Plutarch compare Greece and Rome? How should we go about reading these appended essays to get the most out of them?