Allegro non troppo

Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto is not what you thought. Tessa Carman talks about the Bells of Ordinary Time in seven liturgical hours, more or less. Libby Nelson presents Twenty-Five Maps that Explain the English Language, as if such a thing were possible. Linda Rodriguez explains how World War One made wristwatches happen.


The Map of All Roads

The Tabula Peutingeriana is now online at OmnesViae, where you can plan your next trip to Rome from any other place in the fourth century. If you’re really serious about travel in the ancient empire, Stanford’s Orbis will do just about everything but book your diversorium in Constantinopolis. Mapping and Measuring Space at NYU has links to more. Don’t miss Pelagios.