Classics Calendar for June 23

Richard Burton as Thomas Becket and Peter O'Toole as
King Henry II in the 1964 film adaptation of
Jean Anouilh's play Becket, or the Honour of God

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Giambattista Vico (1668; died January 23, 1744) Italian philosopher; Scienza Nuova (New Science)

Jean Anouilh (1910; died October 3, 1987) French dramatist who wrote The Lark; Becket; Traveler without Luggage; Antigone

Donald Hall (2018; born September 20, 1928) American poet and writer known for poetry collections Exiles and Marriages; Kicking the Leaves; The Happy Man; The One Day; The Museum of Clear Ideas; Without: Poems; children's book Ox-Cart Man; non-fiction Essays After Eighty

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