An interview with Charlotte Higgins on the value of classics. A review of Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks by Page duBois. A review of The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander (and more and more). A review of New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos by Christopher Jones. Sex in the service of Aphrodite: Did prostitution really exist in the temples of antiquity? A review of Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn and A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine. A review of Popular Culture in Ancient Rome by Jerry Toner. A review of Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman. A review of Conceiving the Empire: China and Rome Compared. For all our sweeping ideas about Western greatness, so many familiar parts of our days find their origin in Oriental innovation. A review of How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy. Peter Heather on globalization and the Fall of the Roman Empire. Rome lives, and her empires live within her, because they are dead, and therefore beyond the hand of time, all revenge and revision, at peace with history. A review of Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Modern Europe by Peter Heather. A review of The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages by Chris Wickham (and more). A review of Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin. A review of The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward Luttwak. A review of Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades by Jonathan Phillips. Michael Toscano on the Saturnine Age and the modern genius. A review of Reinventing History: The Enlightenment Origins of Ancient History.