Posts from the ‘Book Reviews’ category

Ovid’s Cultural Realism

Publius Ovidius Naso (better known as Ovid) was born in 43 B.C., one year after the assassination of Julius Caesar, in the town of Sulmo, just…

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Cur Res Antiquae?

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats “Learn all you can about the past, for…

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Misplaced Moral Certitude and ‘The Butler’

This past week, I took in a showing of director Lee Daniels’ latest offering, The Butler. Loosely based on the true story of White House butler…

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