Lost in Derivation

Well, 'Changed in Derivation' might be more accurate. Some English derivatives from Latin show a slightly altered meaning from that of...

Same Old, Same Old!

"...you will come across misbehaving and spoiled children, elitist parents, smug self-centered rulers, obnoxious nobility, disgruntled...

Herodotus

What do we know about the life of Herodotus? Well, not a huge amount. End of article. No, just kidding. We do have some knowledge....

Gold, Glory, Victory

Pindar has just received his entry in Who's Who. He became a huge favourite of mine at University when I studied Olympian Odes 1 and 7,...

Pindar

Poet of theIn the midst of the Winter Olympics, it seemed logical to add the the wonderful poet Pindar to Who's Who. Why? Pindar composed...