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!

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.