An Apostle Falls

From the October 2008 Print Edition

Betrayal had fulfilled the prophecy. Too proud for penance and too weak to run, he strung himself up from a cedar tree and swayed for days beneath a scathing sun. Thieves cut his desiccated body free, then left it in the dust. Throughout that night, Jerusalem kept shuddering with light. . . . . Continue Reading »

More in Heaven and Earth

From the December 2007 Print Edition

Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher by Peter J. Stanlis ISI, 350 pages, $28 Poor Robert Frost. Nearly half a century after his death, he is still suffering at the hands of both friends and enemies. Frost brought much of this problem on himself when he selected a troubled young academic named . . . . Continue Reading »

Horace’s Satires I:VI

From the December 2007 Print Edition

When I am in the mood, I go explore entirely alone and ascertain the prices set for vegetables and grain. As evening falls, I often wander through the sketchy Circus and the Forum too. I stand beside astrologers, then troop back home to have some leek and chickpea soup. Three slaveboys serve my . . . . Continue Reading »