On Human Suspicion

‘Man is by nature a suspicious animal!’ I hope Aristotle would have forgiven my (mis)appropriation of his original statement (‘man is by...

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...