The Cambridge Greek Lexicon is an eye-opener for classical scholars

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The great Latinist D.R. Shackleton Bailey was once said to have been pinned into a corner at a party and…

Word of the week: ‘cakeism’

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Latest despatches from the Dictionary Wars bring news of Oxford’s words of the year, a counterblast to last week’s words…

Syndromes: they have made their escape from the medical world

9 December 2017 9:00 am

‘You must have Tired Old Woman Syndrome,’ said my husband as I fell back into an armchair with a sigh…