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Announcing Lecta Delecta 2016

“Best of 2016” may sound like an oxymoron at this point, but we owe it to ourselves nonetheless to keep our minds sharp, reflect on the passing year, and share what we can with the world. Ecce—Lecta Delecta: The Best Ancient Literature of 2016! As my good friend Charley McNamara wrote back in 2013 when […]

Herodoti Libri Clius Initium

The opening sentence of the first book of Herodotus—the first book named after the Muse Clio—from Valla’s 1542 Latin translation. Herodoti Halicarnassei historiae explicatio haec est, ut neque ea quae gesta sunt, ex rebus humanis obliterentur ex aevo, neque ingentia & admiranda opera, vel a Graecis edita, vel a Barbaris, gloria fraudentur, cum alia, tum […]

Ianua 18

Deus creavit omnia nihilo. Ὁ θεὸς ἅπαντα ἐξ οὐδενὸς ἔκλισε.