If you enjoyed Ayelet Haimson Lushkov's post last week on the English cricket team and rhetoric in the Roman Republic, check out this post on how old narratives like Scipio's defeat of Hannibal resonate with the biographies of modern athletes. Her book, Magistracy and the Historiography of the Roman Republic, is out in January.

In this excerpt from How Sexual Desire Works, step inside the enigma of human desire, a psychological puzzle that stumped even Casanova.

Thank you to all of our readers who sent along their lunar photos as part of this summer's "Shoot the Moon" contest! Browse the beautiful submissions below, and don't miss our latest amateur astronomy title The New Moon.

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