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?

What’s the Best Translation of Plutarch’s Lives?

See a side-by-side comparison of the most common Plutarch translations currently available in English. Make an informed decision about what kind of English prose you prefer as you sit at the feet of the master biographer.

What’s the Best Latin Dictionary?

Latin dictionaries can be found on desks, online, and on our phones. What’s the best Latin dictionary for you? It depends on your Latin needs…

Seeing Dragons

Dragon has an intriguing etymology that has to do with sight and traces all the way back to the Homeric epics. Can you stand the sight of a dragon?

Truth

Quid est veritas? A good question, dear reader! We explore its etymology from three directions.