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Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs teaches classics at Stanford.

Plutarch’s Lives

Christopher Krebs, 28 June 2017

On inauguration​ day in January, the 45th president-elect of the United States arrived at the White House in a cavalcade of black cars, stepped from his armoured limousine, strode up the stairs, and greeted Barack and Michelle Obama with a handshake and air kisses. Melania Trump caught up with her husband moments later, an unwieldy Tiffany-blue gift box in her gloved hands. Like numerous...

Himmler’s Tacitus

Anthony Grafton, 14 July 2011

Giambattista Vico knew that history began with the giants: the primitive men and women who lived after the universal Flood, and invented myth and poetry. More important, he knew why they had...

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