The people in the Trojan horse were the heroes of the story.
Even in an era when abandoning babies on hillsides was acceptable and accused criminals could face death by wild animal, Livy's account of Rome's transition from monarchy to republic are ten of the wisest words written about responding to a survivor of rape.
People use the phrase "larger than life" idiomatically -- but with Prince, it was a factual data point. If you saw him live, you sensed it. If you watched his incredible Super Bowl performance, you felt it.
For most of us, it takes many years if not a lifetime to develop a skill. It takes even longer to refine that skill until it becomes a feasible career. If you are artist, Joshua Shultz, it only takes four short years to establish yourself in one of the hardest industries there is.
Designs often become classics because they broke the mold of their times and by nature were controversial. They displayed a high degree of innovativeness either in addressing users' latent needs or by introducing new technology that made new product performance technically superior.
Don Quixote was originally published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. Accordingly, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the complete novel's publication. In celebration, Restless Books has published a new edition of the Ormsby translation.