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Mr. T as the Meta-rebel

The folks over at at Overthinking It came up with an idea for a new political party: The Mr. T Party. But, as with all parties, there is some disagreement about the nature of the party itself, its intentions, and even its ideals — although there is the central rallying figure of Mr. T (who [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vergil

1. Vergil or Virgil? Vergil’s proper Roman name was Publius Vergilius Maro. However, many texts refer to the author of The Aeneid as Vergil while others refer to him as Virgil. Vergil is now understood to be the correct spelling of the poet’s name. Why the mistake? There are different theories. Gilbert Highet, in The Classical Tradition, [...]