'King Perseus before Aemilius Paullus' by Jean-Francois-Pierre Peyron (1802)

Promises to Keep

How the Romans (successfully) supplanted the Greeks

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By J.E. LENDON

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‘The Dying Alexander Receiving His Soldiers’ by J. André Castaigne (1899)

A World Divided

You can’t take it with you, and here’s why.

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Kantharos (drinking vessel), sixth century B.C.

Their Sporting Life

Of games and gladiators, Greeks and Romans.

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31

‘Entry of Alexander the Great into Babylon’ by Johann Georg Patzer (1704-1761)

Top of the World, Ma

Why Alexander really was great.

Sep 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 02

Kenneth Clark, 1966

Nature’s Noblemen

A paean to the prophets of beauty and culture.

Apr 18, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 30

Winners Take All

The Roman way of war.

Mar 10, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 25

Greeks at War

A field marshal's perspective.

Dec 10, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 13

Watch on the Rhine

Barbarians at the gate-of the Roman empire.

Mar 26, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 27

Why Rome Fell

The Empire was weak, the Barbarians were strong.

Sep 18, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 01

Latin Lover

A new translation brings life to Catullus.

Mar 6, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 24

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