Greek, Ancient and Modern

Dog-eared Homer I’ve been interested in Ancient Greece for much of my life. When I was in elementary school, I spent one Thanksgiving vacation copying dictionary entries of the Ancient Greek gods to a spiral bound notebook. I first read Homer in high school, the Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald, which I still have. As an ancient history major1 in college, I read a lot more including many classical works like Xenophon’s Anabasis and Plutarch’s Lives.

Scoville Genealogy

A Survey of Scovilles Those interested in Scoville genealogy should begin by reading A Survey of the Scovils or Scovills in England and America: Seven Hundred Years of History and Genealogy by Homer Worthington Brainard. Luckily this book is available online in more than one location, and it is no longer necessary to buy an expensive copy of this book! Origin The only conclusive answer to the question, “Where does the name Scoville come from?

Visiting Escoville, France

While traveling from Strasbourg to Paris in September of 2002, my wife and I decided to take a Schoville shortcut to Escoville, theorized source of the name Scoville. After seven hours on the expensive tollways of France, we exited near Troarn and saw the first signs for Escoville. It sent a chill down my spine, a feeling that was repeated as we came over the hill and saw our first glimpse of the village.