Curated by The Paideia Institute
Excavations Uncover Hints of Nero’s Theater in Rome, and Much More
A dig at a palace set to become a hotel has unearthed traces of a theater that archaeologists hypothesize was...
Roman ruins reveal how emperors used winemaking in a lavish power play
The ruins of the Villa of the Quintilii stand on the Via Appia Antica, just outside the traditional boundaries of...
Why a piece of ancient pot and a scrap of Virgil’s poetry speak to us down the ages
Perhaps we don’t need to know why someone inscribed an everyday pot as it dried in a workshop: it is...
Another tourist is facing backlash for defacing the Colosseum, but an archaeologist says people have 'always' defaced monuments like this. We just care more now.
The human need to leave a mark on the world is not a new phenomenon — even in the case...
The Sweat and Body Grime of Athletes was Prized by Ancient Greeks and Romans
the sweat of ancient Greek and Roman athletes was sold as a prized commodity
The Divine Comedy of Roman Emperors’ Last Words
In the end, godlike aspirations often met with all too human final moments.
Ancient astronauts and the very, very early Space Race
No engine? No problem! This is the story of the daring early days of rocket science.
Rome wasn't built in a day, but they sure had strong concrete
The Roman Colosseum is a giant, oval amphitheater built almost two thousand years ago. Despite its age and a 14th...
Latin to be introduced at 40 state secondaries in England
£4m scheme will form part of government effort to counter subject’s reputation as elitist
In Defense of Languages
In cutting languages, colleges undercut commitments to social justice and to translation, in the broadest possible sense, Jessica Blum-Sorensen writes....
Latin may help students bridge their native language with English
Researchers found that in teaching English learners -- students who aren't fluent in English and often come from homes where...
Emma Thompson donates £500 to former school’s fund-raiser to save Classical Greek lessons
Exclusive: Camden School for Girls uses Just Giving site to raise money to keep course going
‘Et Tu, Brute?’ Review: Latin Lovers
If only schoolmasters had given students this kind of book first, before all that rote learning about genitive and ablative...
The Ancient Greek Myths Retold
‘Gods and Mortals’ by Sarah Iles Johnston, ‘Arcadian Days’ by John Spurling and ‘Greek Myths’ by Charlotte Higgins.
Here’s Why Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” Is Popular Once Again
Gareth Williams’ new book explains why the classic poem is just right for our times.
Women, Witchcraft and Greek Myth
Brandeis University’s Joel Christensen examines women’s stories from ancient Greece to the recent past.
How to Be: Lessons from the Early Greeks by Adam Nicolson review – ancient wisdom for today’s world
A self-help book of sorts, this distillation of pre-Socratic philosophy succeeds in being both populist and profound.
Aristotle’s Rules for Living Well
The Nicomachean Ethics is an unexampled work by a paragon of classical thought. How does it hold up as a...
Opinion | Socrates Wants You to Tidy Up, Too
What reading an ancient Greek dialogue can tell us about the Marie Kondo craze.
Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms on Parchment
If you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common...
One of Ireland’s last Latin teachers has retired. Is it the end of the line for a ‘dead’ language?
Supporters insists it is a living subject that broadens cultural understanding and educational horizons.
The Benefits, and Pain, of a Latin Education
My mother could translate the dactylic hexameter of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ as if she were reading her grocery list.
Hits and myths: why has Hollywood abandoned ancient Greece?
Tolkien-inspired mythology has taken over our screens while a treasure chest of epic fantasy tales lies unused.
Girls Gone Greek
The most influential character on Showtime’s Yellowjackets is the one who goes unnamed: Dionysus.