Hello world!

Welcome to my blog!

This is quite simply a blog written by a Classics enthusiast. I plan to publish and comment on various topics that interest me within the fascinating world of ancient Greece and Rome. This will most often be literature – the area in which my knowledge is the most secure – but in practice will probably include a variety of ancient world-related topics.

Why “The Lyre and the Lexicon”? Well, it has some Classical significance – the lyre is a symbol of poetry composition across the ages, while the lexicon is what I use to translate (with difficulty!) ancient poetry. Put together, these two simply sounded good. It does sound a bit like the name of a Classics-themed pub, but never mind…

I should say at this stage that I am not, and do not pretend to be, an expert in the field of Classics – far from it. I simply wish to share my musings about various topics of Classical significance. I will try to write in a reasonably academic style, and will endeavour to make the content interesting for you, the readers. But I do realise that I have a lot to learn.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog!

Best wishes,

Alex H. (based in Wimbledon, London, U.K.)