‘Classics is the playing field for some very important questions.’
Volume 71 Issue 4 April 2021
Holbein the Younger’s image still startles 500 years after its creation.
John Spilsbury, the engraver behind the ‘dissected’ map, died on 3 April 1769.
Japan’s responsibility for ‘comfort women’ is avoided by the state and written out of national histories. Activists are working to make Japan confront its past.
A miniature Emancipation Proclamation helped to recruit Black soldiers during the Civil War.
The sobering story of the Indian Labour Corps.
A great European novel says much about its age of crisis – and ours.
Not every Egyptian was convinced of the certainty of an eternal afterlife.
The introduction of decimal coinage to the UK was a long while coming. But the transition was surprisingly smooth.
Oliver Cromwell’s desire to bring about the readmission of Jews to England was met with prejudice and opposition. But he succeeded, with help from powerful friends.