A book review of Judith Heimann's biography of the famous borneologist Tom Harrisson, appears at http://www.cafecancun.com/bookarts/harriso.htm . This is Jules Siegel's website. He is a fine writer, artist, and person, and I recommend visiting him.
Review of Kenneth Rexroth's Poems fromt he Greek Anthology.
Did the Ancient Greeks know about Borneo? Read this, "Satyrs
and the People With Tails: a possible reference to Borneo
in Ptolemy's Geography?" [Sarawak
Gazette . vol. cxviii, no.
Sept. 1991, pp. 29-32] and see what you think.
I have also posted my column, written for the New Straits Times, 1991-1992, "Classic
Ground." These are essays, often humorous, on
authors, and not just Greek and Roman.
I've also posted the Book Reviews I
wrote for the New Straits Times.
and Arrow in the Groves of Ind. A mathematical/literary
exploration of a few lines in Vergil's Georgics.
•The Elegies of Maximianus (c. 500 A.D.) are poignant. http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/maximianus.html
•Here is a humorous 16th c. Latin poem by the scholar Passerat "On Nothing." http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/passerat.html
•Edmund Halley (he of the comet, an admirable guy) wrote a Latin poem that was prefaced to the first edition (which Halley financed) of Newton's Principia Mathematica. IN VIRI PRAESTANTISSIMI ISAACI NEWTONI OPUS HOCCE MATHEMATICO-PHYSICUM SAECULI GENTISQUE NOSTRAE DECUS EGREGIUM. http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/halley.html
of the commendatory poem by Halley, in 18th century style! NB: PDF
format. Must have Adobe Acrobat to read. HERE
•Two essays of Erasmus, which include translations! The
first is on the on the proverb 'Festina lente,' 'Make haste slowly,'
and talks about Aldus Manutius and his famous device of the dolphin and
The second is on the proverb 'Herculean labors,' and is a long wail on the hardships of classical scholarship, rather funny. http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/herc/
•The very famous work of Richard Bentley, D.D. A Dissertation upon Phalaris, at http://www.philological.bham.ac.uk/bentley/