Co-champions celebrate at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 31, 2019. The winning spellers made history with eight co-champions, most ever in spelling event’s history.
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights the richness of the English lexicon by picking some tough entries with foreign roots.
The oldest surviving novel in Latin literature, Satyricon follows three young men on their misadventures and homosexual love triangle.
Trump: there was no quid pro quo.
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The history of the Latin phrase at the centre of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian.
Martin Luther is credited with initiating the split in Christianity that came to be called the Protestant Reformation. But don't count out Erasmus, an early proponent of similarly radical ideas.
Roman mosaic from the Villa del Cicerone in Pompeii.
How Romans overcame their fear of witches by finding them funny.
Interdisciplinary research led to the discovery that three historic books were covered in a layer of arsenic.
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Textual analysis using the digitised text of this 4th-century manuscript has established its authenticity.
‘All Greek to me, mate.’
When we ditched high-school Latin we lost a great intellectual training. Here's how to get it back without resorting to a dead language.
Giles Fraser thinks that 'Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the Reformation'. How wrong can he be?
The UK's approach to classics in school is a hangover from the days of selective education.
The meaning of science has evolved over time but the goals remain the same.
Understanding the meaning of the word science has changed over time, but the goals to produce and share knowledge remains the same.
A little item buried on the inside pages of newspapers recently caused a small stir. Latin plant names, it was claimed, were “in danger of dying out”, following a decision by the International Botanical…
A project started decades ago and crossing a range of academic disciplines to build the world’s most comprehensive dictionary…