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Classicists are smart!

In regards to my own field of interest, the biological sciences, not too many surprises. As you should expect biologists are not as smart as physicists or chemists, but there seems to be two clusters, ... read more

Social Experiment 002

Soul Clap are also not classicists: Social Experiment mostly features tracks ... hail from this side of the Atlantic). All of this makes Social Experiment 002 unlikely to represent anything more speci... read more

APA/AIA 2014 : Getting Started with Digital Classics

In January we will present a paper at the annual APA/AIA meeting, on a panel organized by the Digital Classics Association: Getting Started with Digital Classics ... called the Duke Collaboratory for ... read more

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Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

She appears as variously smart, pious, sentimental, feisty, and sarcastic. She doesn’t read as a mere echo of Curran herself. As artistic creation, the idea of Patience Worth rather than ... to this i... read more


Here's an Investing Tip From an Infamous Shakespearean Bear

And then there are the classicists, who, like David Gardner ... David Gardner jumps from those dramatic bears to financially traumatic bears, and how smart investors should respond to them. A full tra... read more

Why Modern Misogynists Love Ancient History, and What They Get Wrong About It, According to an Expert

What would your advice be for a layperson to read these texts with a smart, critical eye ... Some of the texts that they deal with are really quite obscure. [It’s] not to classicists, but Xenophon’s O... read more

Emily and Emmy Squared Are Two of NYC's Most Exciting Pizzerias

Another reason why takeout is a smart move here: Emmy Squared’s marble bar ... but even within that category you find a bevy of styles. In the mid-aughts, classicists like Keste and Don Antonio peddle... read more

Nordstrom Show Features `Real Life' Fashions

Obviously, menswear looks are most authentic and smart with trousers, especially the tailored ... His styling suggested that he is in the category of updated American classicists along with Alexander ... read more

What world wars teach us about cyber security

In a world of radical uncertainty, even smart people find it hard to be smart ... Other code breakers included: classicists; historians; linguists; biographer and Bloomsbury set leading light Lytton S... read more

Do You See a Pattern?

Traditional in appearance—some of it reminds me of the Swedish painter/builder Carl Larsson —it is not witty enough for Postmodernists, not historic enough for die-hard Classicists, and too traditiona... read more

'Our own Odyssey': A father and son retrace the steps of Homer's hero

He sees Odysseus as a ‘proto-Woody Allen’: sexy and smart. The poem became a kind of a lantern that ... Instead, there were reading lists and two lectures a day by classicists and archaeologists. Foll... read more

Dirda on Books

Michael Dirda: Welcome to Dirda on Books! It's a bright sunny winter's day here in Westminster ... Accra, Ghana: Mr. Dirda, Can you recommend novels about academic classicists? I enjoyed Robert Hellen... read more



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