Category Archives: Classics

Father, The Sleeper has Awakened!

Variety just announced today that Peter Berg has been picked as the director for a new theatrical release adaptation of Frank Herbert’s totally awesome classic science-fiction novel Dune for Paramount Pictures. Here’s an excerpt from the Variety story: Herbert’s 1965 … Continue reading

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From Potties to Potty-Mouths: Classical Swearing

There is an interesting article on profanity in classical authors by Barry Baldwin over at Shatter Colors Literary Review. The article, “Classical Swearing: A Vade-Mecum,” surveys the history of swearing in classical times. Here is an excerpt: You might expect … Continue reading

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