Sunday, 15 July 2018
Escape to Asclepieion! On Visiting Greece at the Right Time
With Dr L. Papadopoulos and Sarah Poynder Despite unprecedented Brexit/Trump shithousery at home, or perhaps because I had escaped ...
Friday, 6 July 2018
Enlisting Lucian in the Aristotle vs. Neo-Stoic Debate
I marked the publication of my book Aristotle’s Way with an article on his route to happiness in the excellent free online magazine Aeon ...
Sunday, 17 June 2018
The Sudden Topicality of Shakespeare's BREXIT Cymbeline
Coin of Cynobelinus King of Britain How about writing a play about a British leader manipulated into leaving a peaceful alliance with...
Saturday, 9 June 2018
A Deadly Serious Blog about Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Two high-profile suicides in a week have left many of us rattled. I know nothing of fashion and hadn’t heard of Kate Spade. I was scarcel...
Monday, 4 June 2018
The Cynical Spin-Doctoring behind the British Museum's Rodin Exhibition
I’m pleased by Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that he supports the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles in their rightful Athenian home. ...
Sunday, 13 May 2018
The Jumping Frog: A Shocking Tale of Scholarly Plagiarism
I’ve been waiting for May 13, Jumping Frog Day, to roll round, so keen am I to relate a dastardly tale of plagiarism by a renowned teac...
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Campaigning for People's Classics: Interim Report
It is exactly a year since work began on ACE , the project I’ve been funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council to lead, encoura...
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