Saturday, 30 November 2019
How To Virtue-Signal Like a Roman
This week in the peerless Aeon magazine there is a fine philosophical essay by Neil Levy on Virtue Signalling. This form of behaviour, i...
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Troy in Nicosia:The Women's War
History was made on Sunday 17 November 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The story of the fall of Troy was heard in the National Theatre entirely ...
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
10 Tips for Aspiring Academics Learned Since 1989
The night the Berlin Wall came down the astonishing scenes on TV inspired me to make two life-changing decisions. I left my first husba...
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Slave Revolts and Civic Honours in Sicily
You have nothing to lose The first individual name classicists can attach to the leader of a slave revolt is not Spartacus but ENNUS ...
Sunday, 6 October 2019
When Karl met Lucius Annaeus: Seneca & Marx in Vienna
Claudia Bosse I was set an essay this week by Claudia Bosse, a brilliant Vienna-based theatre director with whom I worked a decade ag...
Saturday, 21 September 2019
Why We Need Pro Bono University Extension Classes Again
Greek Alive and Well on the Strand! This week I kicked off my weekly A-Level Greek classes for adults, free. I'm tenured, with a...
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Of Mice, Men, and Classical Time
Greek mouse-shaped baby-feeder decorated with a hippocamp My office at King’s College London is in an elderly wing often compared to ...
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