U.S. politicians have had to make last minute changes in their political strategies in the face of Sandy. Perhaps they would like some old-fashioned advice from the Romans. The rest of us might be amused by the similarities and differences between today and the period of the Roman Republic. Read Mary Beard's review of a timely book: How to Win the Election (Without Super PACs), from the New York Review of Books.
Heads up from Irene Hahn at Facebook's Roman History Reading Group