The Guardian‘s ‘Poem of the Week’ is as mentioned above!
… interesting commentary on the translation …
Apologies for neglecting this feature the past few days … I’m in the process of cleaning up and organizing links etc. in Netvibes in anticipation of the demise of my iGoogle page in the near future. I still don’t have a proper update for y’all, but my spiders brought back a page from something called Wordnik which is featuring ten Greek sorts of words that have popped up because of some big shindig going on in London:
ante diem iii kalendas sextilias
- ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 11)
- after 101 B.C. — dedication of the Temple to “The Fortune of this Day” (Fortuna Huiusce Diei) and subsequent rites thereafter; presumably this is one of the temples vowed prior to the Battle of Vercellae
- 69 A.D. — destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (Av 9)
History of the Ancient World: The Status Of Women In Ancient Athens.
History of the Ancient World: The death of Alexander the Great.
History of the Ancient World: Plague and theatre in ancient Athens.
History of the Ancient World: Roman Omens, Roman Audiences and Roman History.