Verda Krokodilo (or Green Crocodile) is my Twitter account for tweeting in Esperanto, which I began learning via Duolingo in the fall of 2016. (I took some time off, but am back at it as of early 2020.)

   Over at I'm producing an abbreviated version of Herodotus' History, a "Twitter Herodotus" for the modern age: one 140-character tweet per day, one tweet (I anticipate) per section. You can follow along on the web site, via widget (see the sidebar of, or on the associated Twitter account @iHerodotus. EDIT: This project is completed, and is now available in book form. The information remains available on the site.
   Thucydides is tweeting an abbreviated version of his History of the Peloponnesian War. EDIT: This project is completed, and is now available in book form.


    I post bite-sized bits of literature every day on three sites,,, and These can be followed on the blogs themselves or via their associated Twitter accounts: @TwitrLit | @KidderLit | @ScatterLit. EDIT: I stopped posting to TwitrLit, KidderLit, and ScatterLit, but the sites remain available for perusing.

OTHER LITERARY SITES is the web site for my book, Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. is the web site for my book, Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece.
   I've been posting book reviews on since 2003.

From a random review:
   The Sunday Salon began life as a means of giving myself and a few friends an excuse to read and blog every Sunday. Opened up to the public, it became hugely popular, such that I had to close it down to new members. But there's now an associated Facebook group that anyone can join.
   An old idea but still a good one: Pass the Book suggests that readers pass their books along when they're done with them to form a chain of readers. It should appeal to the six-degrees-of-separation-obsessed.

   Digested Ham is my media consumption blog. I blog briefly about what I've been reading and watching. EDIT: Defunct, I guess.
   the-DEBlog is my everyday personal blog. EDIT: Okay, it's been a few years since I've posted, and the blog could use a serious overhaul. I guess it's officially defunct. Also, I've now unmapped it from the domain, so its new address is the less fancy

   I had hopes for blogging about all 252 episodes of Bewitched over at Blogging Bewitched. I'm beginning to think that the dream will never be realized, but who knows. Meanwhile, anyone who's at all curious about the first Darrin should read Dick York's amazing memoir, The Seesaw Girl and Me. EDIT: Yeah, it's been ten years since I posted. I'm calling this one dead.
   Rawhide has the distinction of being the first website I ever created, in late 1996. It's the site I taught myself rudimentary html on, though it's undergone a couple of moves and several major updates since then. Head 'em up, move 'em out.

   Blogographos is a public blog to which anyone interested in Greek and Roman antiquity may post. EDIT: Blogographos is defunct at this point, but so far I haven't taken it down.
   Summer Courses in the Classics is a continually updated listing of classics courses being offered during the summer. If you have information to provide, there's a handy form on the site (left sidebar) for the purpose.