N.S. Gill

Plato, Seneca, and Aristotle -Illuminated Medieval Manuscript
Ancient Philosophers Plato, Seneca, and Aristotle - Illuminated Medieval Manuscript. Public Domain. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

N.S. Gill is a Latinist and freelance writer with a longtime focus on the classical world.


In addition to writing articles on ancient history and classics for About.com, N.S. has been interviewed by Public Radio and National Geographic on Valentine's Day and the Roman calendar. She has TA'd classes in the Age of Pericles, technical terms, Classical culture and mythology. She has also taught Latin.


N.S. Gill has a B.A. in Latin and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She has also done graduate level coursework on classics at the University of Minnesota, writing two master's level papers, one on the misdating of an Oxyrhynchus papyrus and the other on Ovid as part of the program.

N.S. Gill

I hope to help spread the updated classical seed far abroad.

Like the inside of a seed, there is now a full-grown plant waiting to bloom -- in you. Most of the information I am providing is basic (never really "all there is to know about X, Y, or Z"), and often simplified. Especially in citations, you will find many ideas for further reading in the articles I submit, but if you want more, and don't want to go looking all over the place (starting with figuring out what to hunt for in JSTOR and L'Année philologique) for yourself, here is one simple tip:​ Look at the bibliographies for general topics in the Cambridge Ancient History.

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