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Pythagorean Theorem in the original Greek

I'm looking for a textual version of a2 + b2 = c2 that is as old as possible, among all the Greek sources. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on May 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Charles Dickens -- where to start?

I've read A Christmas Carol, and I sure love it, more often than not I read it on Christmas Day each year. But that's it for me. Where to start on any of these following titles: A Tale of Two Cities. Bleak House. David Copperfield. Great Expectations. Nicholas Nickelby. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Nov 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Classics library ebook Kindle?

Somewhere out there is an ebook that allows a Kindle user to download free classics. When you open the book, it connects to a library with tons of free ebooks, and you can download them, bypassing the Kindle store altogether. I saw this on Metafilter a few months ago (and FPP or comment) but can't remember the name.
posted by zardoz on Oct 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help me find cartoon versions of great literature.

My 5-year-old really like cartoon versions of literary classics. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Sep 15, 2013 - 16 answers

Classic children's mysteries seek recipient

What should I do with a large collection of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Classics online education

Is there any university (based anywhere in the world, operating in any language) that offers a completely online B.A. program in classics (or specifically in Latin or Greek)?
posted by John Raskolnikov Gilson on Aug 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Site that reviews translations of classical texts?

I'm on a "read all the classics" quest and trying to figure out the best translations into English. Blog recommendations would be awesome! [more inside]
posted by blue_and_bronze on Aug 2, 2013 - 7 answers

THE ABYSS AWAITS; BRING ME UNKNOWN FRUITS FROM THE FURTHEST NATIONS

Non-Americans! I'm beefing up my to-read pile (especially on my kindle), and I would like suggests of Great Classics of Your National Literature that would typically be assigned in secondary school. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 21, 2013 - 31 answers

"Silver spires threaten the skies.” - any classicists among us?

Silver spires threaten the skies.” - I’m looking for a source and some context. I jotted this sentence down years ago on a piece of paper which I subsequently lost. I believe it was a comment by a critic (or observer?) of the building boom begun by the Roman Emperor Augustus. I want to say the comment was made by Livy, but he might be too early for a source. Any classicists out there? Thanks in advance…
posted by janey47 on May 29, 2013 - 3 answers

De-rusting language: what should I use to brush up on classical Greek?

Once upon a time, I was a moderately fluent student of classical (Attic) Greek. That was 15+ years ago, and I'd like to get back to that point again. (With some specific goals in mind.) What tools can help me do that? I have been a fan of the awesome Perseus Project almost since they launched, and I've still got my trusty print edition of Liddell and Scott (and two sets of grammar books) but I'm not sure which other books or geeky tools might help me do what I want. (Details within) [more inside]
posted by modernhypatia on May 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Suggestions for a graduate in Classics Civilizations?

A relative is graduating from Trinity College, majoring in Classics. Getting her through school was long and difficult. I want to give her something. Her parents could afford any book she wanted, so rare editions are out. Any ideas on a nice gift?
posted by ebesan on May 11, 2013 - 10 answers

MORE LIKE Lucille Lortel, please

Dear NYC-Hive: Visiting in Feb and would like to find listings of theatres whose offerings are like Lucille Lortel Theater in the Village. Would prefer Manhattan locations (over other boroughs). They just did "Volpone" and are doing "She Stoops to Conquer" soon. But they also do new works as well. What are similar theaters? And bonus points if you can give me a link to calendar/listings.
posted by nancoix on Jan 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Nothing on my bookshelf was written by a woman. Help!

I looked at my bookshelf recently. Nearly every writer on there is dead and male. I should rectify this. Which books by women, living or dead, might I like? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Oct 24, 2012 - 52 answers

Are there any guitar pieces even remotely inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses?

Does anyone know if there are any Classical nylon-string Guitar pieces (preferably decently easy ones) that were inspired or even partly based on mythology included in Ovid's Metamorphoses? [more inside]
posted by HowToBeAGentleman on Sep 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me decide how to spend 15 to 30 minutes a day of reading time.

Help me decide how to spend 15 to 30 minutes a day of reading time. [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Aug 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Well I gave it five stars David

I've seen very few movies. Educate me about the classics of world cinema. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Aug 15, 2012 - 30 answers

Forgotten Greek philosopher

ClassicsFilter: looking for a Greek politician (or philosopher?) who makes an analogy between politics and agriculture. [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on Jul 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for some heavy summer reading.

I have a week at my parent's cottage coming up, and I'd like to get some recommendations on some comprehensive introductions to the classics, mythology, psychology and a few other subjects. [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Jul 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Track listing of 1987 McDonalds Cassette series Rockin' Gold

Has anyone come across a 4-cassette series released by McDonalds in 1987?  The series was called "Rockin' Gold".  Two of the cassettes were called Lovin' Gold and Summer Classics.  If you can help me locate a listing of the tracks (oldies like Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) then I can reconstruct this great playlist.  Thanks!
posted by GraemeMcRae on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Fiction Novel with the most screen / theatre adaptations made from it?

Excluding the Bible (which depending on your point of view is not a fictional tome) what book has (to date) had the most screen / theatre adaptations made from it? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 23, 2012 - 27 answers

Book ideas for my young nieces and nephews.

What are the best books for young kids? I have two nephews and a niece (two 1 year olds and a 5 1/2 year old), and I've resolved to get them books for their birthdays and other gifting holidays. I realize that makes me the lame aunt, but I think it's important to surround them with as many books as they can get their hands on! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 18, 2012 - 48 answers

Beautiful Afrikaans music albums

What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 7, 2012 - 3 answers

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times

I want to spend next year reading ~the classics~. So, um, what are they? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 6, 2011 - 64 answers

Good edition of The Ambassadors

Could someone suggest a nice reading edition of Henry James's The Ambassadors? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Oct 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Source this myth!

Classicists and folklore/mythology types: how can I go about finding the original source for this obscure Roman (or Greek?) myth? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Why is politics a noble profession ?

Why is politics a noble profession? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Aug 5, 2011 - 12 answers

classic works, published in high quality

Tell me about high quality publishing! What does it involve, where can I read more about it and who does it? I’m interested in buying old cornerstone types of works like The Federalist Papers, The Origin of the Species bound, made, etc. at the best possible quality. [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Apr 14, 2011 - 11 answers

eBooks publishing model?

Publishing Industry aficionados: How does a copyrighted classic book become an eBook? [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jan 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Books with this theme--ideas?

Need help thinking of children's books, especially classics, that are about kids who don't grow up or don't want to grow up, *besides* peter pan? Alternately, can you think of books published for adults that contain those themes (even if only slightly or vaguely)?
posted by whatgorilla on Nov 1, 2010 - 21 answers

Annotated classics in ebook format?

I really love the Power Moby Dick site, which gives very helpful annotations and puts obscure words and expressions into a modern context. Where can I find more of this for other classics? And most importantly, I want to find formats that can be downloaded and viewed on my Nook e-reader. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 28, 2010 - 6 answers

The Suda called him "posessed of an evil spirit"

Please suggest classics publications that might accept an article by a non-scholar. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

The Harvard Classics

Dad has a bookcase of Harvard Classics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics) his dad bought in 1910. Would like to give them to someone or an organization. They're not too rare; plenty on ebay. I'm googled out. Don't want to throw them away. Thanks.
posted by jara1953 on Sep 23, 2010 - 6 answers

The Chinese Herodotus?

Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, and the rest of those familiar names are inextricably tied with the historical canon of classical "western" civilization. But who are the "eastern" equivalents? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jun 24, 2010 - 22 answers

Career options for a Classics major?

Close to finishing a BA in Classics, utterly clueless (and feeling hopeless) about career options, and looking for guidance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Have I ruined my chance?

I am an undergrad double majoring in Ancient History and Classics at a well known Classics department. I am about to start my senior year in the fall and I would like to enter into either an Ancient History or Classical Archaeology program following my senior year, but I believe I may have ruined my chances with some poor marks. [more inside]
posted by Carnifex on May 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Should I have been applying to scholarships instead of spending my summer at the beach?

How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

What are the great patterning works of literature?

What are the great patterning works of literature? In Book by Book, Michael Dirda presents a list of what he calls “patterning works” which he describes as books that “. . later authors regularly build on, allude to, work against.” and which he says “ . . . ought to lie at the heart of any structured reading program.” [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 17, 2009 - 73 answers

Help me find "Living Famously"

Can anyone help me track down a documentary series called "Living Famously"? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Good publisher of Italian classics?

Good publisher of Italian classics? I ask only this: the text is as it was first written, the book is free from the pollution of study notes. I suppose I'm looking for the Italian equivalent of England's 'Oxford University Press', or Germany's 'Reclam'.
posted by vespr1610 on Jul 23, 2009 - 3 answers

How to Handle Classical Reading Lists?

I'll be starting a Ph.D. program in Classics in the fall. Protips requested---especially as regards the reading list. [more inside]
posted by Bromius on Jun 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Classic English literature

Help me find classic English literature! [more inside]
posted by coolnik on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Arma virumque cano

I'm a college senior who's minoring in Classical Humanities. How can I stay up-to-date in this field after graduation? [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Apr 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Must See Movies

What were the movies that made you go WOW? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 5, 2009 - 98 answers

Primary texts describing ancient Roman housing

I will soon be teaching a course on ancient Roman domestic spaces, and I am looking for primary source material to supplement readings in scholarship. Any suggestions of Roman texts (poetry, fiction, history, law, biography) that describe a Roman domestic space (domus, villa, insula, palace) would be much appreciated. Textual exempla of Roman domestic practices are also welcome (e.g., the account of Trimalchio's banquet in Petronius' Satyricon).
posted by sarahalisonmiller on Dec 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Essential texts in German literature?

I want to acquire familiarity with famous works of German literature. What works would a typical person growing up in Germany have been exposed to as classics or as exemplary works? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jun 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Best translation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations

What is the best English translation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations out there, and why?
posted by ac on May 18, 2008 - 4 answers

cool classic gift for a one year old

Next Sunday is my friends son's 1st birthday, what can I get the little tyke that would be a great gift for about $50, it hopefully would be something that is not a stuffed animal, that will last until the time he has the ability to remember it.
posted by kanemano on May 12, 2008 - 27 answers

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music.

Please recommend some bog-standard classic children's music. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Literature sites in spanish?

Do you know any good sites in Spanish about literature, preferably with an emphasis on classic books or writers? Sites about both international and Spanish/Latin American literature are welcome. [more inside]
posted by ersatz on May 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I take on significant debt in pursuit of a Classics PhD?

I've been accepted to a Classics PhD program, and I can't decide whether to go or not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 48 answers

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