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 ...
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Inane Classicism and Class Prejudice, Boris Johnson-style
Fifteen years ago, the current Prime Minister of Britain published a novel called Seventy-Two Virgins . It is a puerile attempt at a pol...
Saturday, 17 August 2019
ALBANIA: Why You Need to Visit NOW
Over the last week I fulfilled an ambition I conceived as a Cold War teenager, locating places crucial to classical literature that t...
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Report on 'Ridiculously Ambitious' Summer School 2019
So we did it! The ACE project ran a whole week’s course on Classical Civilisation GCSE and A/S Level, with a session devoted to every...
Monday, 5 August 2019
Celebrating a Classicist Hero of Working-Class Childen: W.T. Stead
On this day 170 years ago was born one of the heroes of the forthcoming book A People’s History of Classics I’ve written with Henry Stead...
Sunday, 28 July 2019
Five Great (Labour) Classicist Parliamentarians
The political associations of the discipline I have spent three decades trying to democratise have been tarnished this week. So, here is ...
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Murderers who Moonlit as Classicists
Classicists are not always the most virtuous of people, but two classicists have outdone the rest of us mere narcissists, grudge-holders ...
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