In ancient times anyone who could afford it consulted an oracle whenever in need of help, reassurance or information unavailable elsewhere. At Delphi you asked Loxias (aka Apollo, Phoebus). Although I'm neither godlike nor infallible, I will try to answer your questions on anything to do with ancient Greece, Rome or Persia. Expect a reply normally within 48 hours.
Ask about any Latin or Greek author: recent questions answered on Sophocles, Euripides, Homer, Virgil, Horace, Aeschylus, Theocritus - also comparisons with Shakespeare, Miller. Ask about plots, characters, interpretation - anything!
Ask about anyone or anything in Greek or Roman mythology. Recent questions answered on Hercules, Oedipus, Amazons, Telemachus, Atalanta, Adonis, Prometheus, Cassandra.
Ask about anything historical. Recent questions answered on Alexander, Philip of Macedon, Pericles, Nero, Elagabalus.
Any smallish chunk of Latin (or Greek) promptly translated. Try me if you're stuck on a piece of Latin - I won't do the whole book for you, but if it's a sentence or a few lines, ask! Type it out and if possible include a reference (eg Cicero Philippic 2.23).
Try me on any "civilisation" or social history topic. Slavery, women, Olympic Games, religion, philosophy ...
Want a Latin motto for yourself, your school, your company or club, or as a special gift for that difficult friend? Tell me roughly what you have in mind, and I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Alas Joanna from Sweden's superb site has disappeared. [No it hasn't (August 2005) - yes it has - gone again April 2011]. Here is a substitute, from the Forum Romanum site.
It may be a good idea to search my site (there are well over 1000 pages!) before sending off your email. Use the dedicated Search button to the right.
Very Important: because of the prevalance of virus-infected emails with blank subject lines or ones such as "question" "information" "hi" etc, please make sure you give as full an indication of your question as possible (otherwise it might get deleted unread) Email me now? Use the email button on the right.
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