The Louisiana Classicist

March 18, 2010

links, 18 March 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:29 am
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  • All Symbolic Roads… from The Smart Set“Ancient Rome and America: The classical influence that shaped our nation.” Through August 1. National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
    • “The funny thing about Rome is that anyone can invoke it. The whole death-to-Caesar thing is popular. John Wilkes Booth seems like something of a quack, quoting Brutus’ “Sic semper tyrannis” as he jumped to the stage after shooting Lincoln. But Abigail Adams thought the same of George III, and signed her wartime letters to her husband John with the name “Portia” — Brutus’ wife.”
  • A comment on Robert Harris’ Lustrum in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review:
    • “A dense atmosphere full of mystery and horror wafts through the opening of Robert Harris’ Lustrum, the second part of his trilogy about the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, the man from Arpinum, the homo novus, the pater patriae.”

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