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Miriam Griffin, 13 February 1992

Cicero the Senior Statesman 
by Thomas Mitchell.
Yale, 345 pp., £22.50, May 1991, 0 300 04779 7
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Cicero the Politician 
by Christian Habicht.
Johns Hopkins, 148 pp., £17.50, April 1990, 9780801838729
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... and its effect on his family’s prospects, filled him with despair and remorse. Both Mitchell and Christian Habicht note Cicero’s practice of eventually blaming himself for his mistakes, however much he had originally blamed others. Habicht’s pithy Cicero the Politician has a lot in common with Mitchell’s study ...

Mythology in Bits

Tim Whitmarsh: Ancient Greek ‘Religion’, 20 December 2018

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion 
edited by Esther Eidinow and Julia Kindt.
Oxford, 736 pp., £30, December 2017, 978 0 19 881017 9
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... modernism was always contemplating, and often attempting to cut away, its own roots in Judaeo-Christian thought. Greek religion was, crudely speaking, what Christianity had replaced in the eastern Roman Empire. It was necessary to understand Greek religion if one wished to understand the formative influence of Christianity on European thought. For some ...

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