In English one expression, ‘please’, is by far the most frequent, but the same cannot be said of Classical Latin: there is no one word or phrase that is overwhelmingly more common than all the others.
Until the 1980s, there was alack of archaeological excavation in Egypt’s WesternDesert. Today, the historical genetics of the Nile Valley,which is at one and the same time the ‘crossroad and refugium’, and the ‘Saharan affinities’ of the Predynastic Egyptians, have begun to be clearly identified
This brief study simply explores mainly nooks and crevices, even curiosities, in the richly varied canvas of life in Egypt and its Near Eastern links in the 13th century BC, besides historical sidelights of wider significance.
Collegiate classics, under the sway of too severe a concept of professional philology, has drastically underplayed its educational hand in such a way that it has diminished its vitality, impact, and usefulness; yet this damage can be reversed
The phenomenon of bicultural alienation amounting to almost total loss of identity is frequently documented. The problem of multilingualism has different aspects: to be able to join the mainstream of modern African urban life, native African speakers need to acquire at least one, often two, European-based languages. To promulgate an own, African education that would equip the native speaker with the tools to adapt to an ‘Africanized’ technological and media- controlled era would require the adaptation in South Africa alone of about eleven African languages to this era and its specialized vocabulary
Lecture by Athanasios Spilias
I will take the reader through a brief comparison of the writing systems of Sumer and Japan, noting points of commonality
While the role of Byzantine Hellenism on the art, literature, and society of the Empire has been the subject of tremendous study, the question of its origins has, nonetheless, rarely been raised, and the strongly Hellenic Byzantine identity seems, to a large extent, to have been taken for granted historiographically.
In the first decades of the seventh century CE, Isidore, Bishop of Seville, compiled a 20-book work in Latin called Etymologiae sive origines (“Etymologies or Origins”).