Reading “Jesus Wept” via Plutarch’s Cato the Younger

John 11.35 is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, bible verses. Simply, “Jesus wept.” We know the story

Religion and Politics

Cato the Younger on the downfall of the Republic

I marvel at those who, believing themselves Republican, claim Cato as one of theirs. Like other figures of hallowed antiquity,

Publications and Papers

The Quenching of the Thirst of Thousands

More from working with Cato the Younger. This is from the Libyan march: Off in the distance a stingy little


Is the earliest hymn an apologetic excuse?

We know the familiar hymn found embedded in Paul’s Dio Chrysostom-like-letter to the Philippians, who, although He existed in the


Can you acceptably reshape a contemporary representation quickly?

…Lucan’s Cato differs from the closest contemporary representation of the historical figure on which he is based by taking action