In an obituary/article in the San Francisco Chronicle on architecture critic Allan Temko, there's a little classical angle:
After the war, he finished his studies at Columbia and then headed west. There was an extremely brief stint at The Chronicle in 1949 - it supposedly ended when the cub reporter was found at his desk in the newsroom reading Catullus in the original Latin. Next came graduate studies at UC Berkeley, where Temko met Elizabeth (Becky) Ostroff. They married in 1950, a union that would last until her death in 1996.