Francis Cairns (Publications) was established in 1976. Our main area of activity is in ancient Classics, with over 60 titles published to date on Greek and Latin language and literature, and on Greek and Roman history and historiography.
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A Pandemic from the Past: Fracastoro’s Syphilis An early sixteenth-century Italian doctor and poet writes in scientific, philosophical, and literary and terms about a devastating new disease sweeping Europe from across the Atlantic. The poem is in Latin, with facing translation, introduction and commentary. This edition, first published (1984) early in the HIV/Aids epidemic, is (alas) once more of topical interest.