Virgil

What will I do with a second chance at life? Play more video games

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Does a near-death experience make you a better person? This is something I’ve been thinking about on and off since…

Aeneas and the shade of Dido by Bartolomeo Pinelli.

Gifts from beyond the grave — from Virgil and Seamus Heaney

19 March 2016 9:00 am

When Virgil died at Brindisium in 19 bc, on his way back to Rome from Greece, he left the Aeneid…

Looking for the meaning of life? Come to Constantine Phipps' poetic theme park

31 May 2014 9:00 am

A favourite game of mine is to imagine Virgil and Homer today, plying their trade among the supermarkets and office…

Marble portrait of Augustus, c.40 BC

What Emperor Augustus left us

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The symbol engraved on Augustus’ signet ring was a sphinx. Julian the Apostate described him as ‘a chameleon’. He seized…

Roman baths didn't make you clean — and other gems from Peter Jones's Veni, Vedi, Vici

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Spectator readers need no introduction to Peter Jones. His Ancient and Modern column has instructed and delighted us for many…

Country Boy, by Richard Hillyer - review

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Under his real name, Charles James Stranks, the author of this little masterpiece wrote on a number of ecclesiastical subjects:…