Triste: John F. Healy

Announcement seen on the Classicists list:

I regret to inform members of this list that Professor John F. Healy has recently passed away.

… we’ll await a formal obituary …


Classical Words of the Day

Just a little something from Twitter today:

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas quinctilias

ante diem xvi kalendas quinctilias

212 A.D. — martyrdom of Ferreolus and Ferrutio (not sure you can speak of ‘French’ in 212 A.D. …)

1716 — Alexander Pope’s translation of the Iliad is published

1813 — birth of Otto Jahn (archaeologist and philologist)

1937 — birth of Erich Segal (Classicist, known to Classicists for his work on ancient comedy; known to the rest of the world as the author of Love Story)

… Happy Bloomsday