Exordium

Unearthing a Double Standard

Archeologists excavating a part of the ancient city of Olympia in southern Greece have unearthed what they believe to be a 3rd-century tablet containing twelve lines from Homer’s Odyssey. One of the reasons the find is so significant has to do with a fact that many people don’t know; namely, that Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
Exordium

Three Classical Words

My article in the most recent issue of the Classical Teacher magazine: I have given many speeches and written many articles on the subject of what classical education is. One of the things I have realized in doing so is that, among the many impediments to understanding what classical education Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago
Exordium

The Villa of the Papyri

The Letter from the Editor in the spring issue of the Classical Teacher magazine: In 79 A.D., the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in eastern Italy covered nearby towns in ash and completely buried many of them. Accounts of the ancient eruption paint a horrific scene: Volcanic pumice rained from Read more…

By Martin Cothran, ago