An opinion piece by Daryn Lehoux, Professor of Classics and Philosophy, recently appeared in The Globe and Mail. The piece, "On the study of ‘useless’ subjects", argues for the value of classics and the humanities more generally.

Daryn is the author of Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World (Cambridge, 2007), What Did the Romans Know? (Chicago, 2012), and Creatures Born of Mud and Slime (Hopkins, 2017). He is co-editor of Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (Oxford, 2013) and the author of more than forty articles on ancient science and epistemology.