World of Classics


I do assure you that there is no prose composition in the world, not even the de Corona [of Demosthenes], which I place so high as the seventh book of Thucydides. It is the ne plus ultra of human art.

Lord Macaulay (1835)

These, and similar sentiments echoed down the ages, have led me to believe
that here, if anywhere, is a world worth exploring . . .

Something new was moving in the world, the most disturbing force there is. “All things are at odds when God lets loose a thinker on this planet.” They were let loose in Greece. The Greeks were intellectualists; they had a passion for using their minds.

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way (1930)

Homer Vergil

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Content update 18 Aug 2017