Monday, December 15, 2008

The Federalist Spin-off

In Federalist 18, James Madison shows off his classicist chops with a dissertation on the ancient Greek confederacies known as the Amphictyonic League and the Achaean League. Because of the classical subject, I've decided to spin off my post on Federalist 18 to EcBlogue: A Classics Blog. The post will be a two-parter. Part one, which discusses Madison's sources for his discussion of the ancient confederacies, awaits your perusal.

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Public Poetry at the Northfield Public Library

In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...