Not too much this week:

From the New York Times:

Fly fishing boasts a colorful history, and an impressive literature that runs like a river from the Roman scribe Claudius Aelianus in the second century on through the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Norman Maclean in the 20th century.

From an editorial in the San Antonio Express-News:

The ancient Romans had a saying: Speak well of the dead, or not at all. Sometimes a eulogy — from the Greek word meaning praise — really isn't possible.

From the Times:

The route begins in Semur-en-Auxois, a small picturesque town situated in the Cote d’Or region of Burgundy. Built on pink granite and awash with cobbled streets and medieval architecture it remains an enduringly popular tourist destination. According to legend the mythical Greek hero Hercules built the town on his return from Spain.

From the Telegraph:

Box topiary has a long history. The Romans sculpted their hedges into interesting shapes and the name derives from the Latin topiarius - a creator of places.