Sunday, April 22, 2012
What is Nescio Quid (Latin for "I know not what." The tag line is borrowed and modified from the Roman poet Catullus' first poem, a dedication of his poetry to Cornelius Nepos, a contemporary first century B.C. poet and historian)? I am hoping to use this blog as a place to write about things that strike me as interesting, and hopefully my readers too!, from the material I cover in my classes, reuse of classical themes, classics in the news, well, you get the idea. I also blog over at Amphitheatrum ad Infinitum on Colosseum and gladiator related stuff as I develop a course on ancient and modern reactions to and appropriations of the arena and gladiators.