Things Ancient & Modern
Adam Kirsch, "The Other Socrates," Barnes and Noble Review, 7 September, marks the centenary of The Loeb Classical Library, "one of the most remarkable publishing projects in modern history."
Daisy Banks interviews "Tom Holland on Ancient Rome," The Browser, 13 September, and Banks interviews "Peter Ackroyd on London," The Browser, 12 September, for their recommendations of five books on the subjects.
Frank Viviano, "The Eunoch Admiral," California, Fall, tells a story of the historian, Frederic Wakeman, a dragon cup, and Zheng He, a 15th-century Chinese admiral.
Robin Einhorn, "Trains in Vain," Nation, 30 August, reviews Richard White's Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.
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