Daily Archives: Monday: May 29, 2006


I’ve updated the blogroll on the right, adding Philolog and Thoughts on Antiquity to the Classics section, deleting a couple of inactive blogs from the Culture section, and catching up with a couple of name-changes. Another apparently classical weblog that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Texts

(This is a rewrite of a previous Memorial Day post.) 1. Simonides’ epitaph on the 300 Spartans who died at Thermopylae: ὦ ξεῖν᾿, ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε     κείμεθα τοῖς κείνων πειθόμενοι νομίμοις. Stranger, tell the Lacedemonians that we lie here, … Continue reading

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