Perseus Digital Library, an indispensable resource for students of antiquity.
Shades of Sinbad! BBC In Our Time tackles automata from ancient Greece all the way through the medieval and Enlightenment periods. Takeaway: robots and self-moving devices are an old, old tradition.
A fascinating look at how to dress spies appropriately, because one wrong seam or button could give your asset away.
They fought and died for America, and America turned its back on them. Heartbreaking story on Filipino-American veterans.
We may never fully fathom other cultures, so claims this Nautilus essay. To bolster its case it presents Friar Sahagun’s ethnography of the Mexica civilization. It’s gruesome and bloody, with lurid tales of a mountain of human sacrifice. But it’s also part of a strange culture with a hierarchy of nobility that the article equates to upper crust England.
St. Augustine on BBC In Our Time.