Tag Archives: Herodotus

The same architect firm who designed the penthouse Greek temple on Wall Street, McKim, Meade & White, also created the General Post Office on 8th Avenue. According to Meyer Berger’s New York (p. 202) it was William Mitchell Kendell, senior architect at the firm, who translated a passage from Herodotus to make the comparison between […]

Today I had coffee with a Graduate student in the Department of Classics at Ohio State, where I teach, and not for the first time I found myself confronted with an impressive, articulate and engaged Classicist, with a novel and timely research project, who nonetheless was seriously contemplating leaving the discipline and working outside of academia. During this conversation our discussion […]