|Deport these Unskilled Ancient Athenians Immediately!|
|Patel: Can't Define "Unskilled"|
The professions portrayed on the Parthenon are these: warrior (with a specialism in combat with centaurs), cavalry officer, groom, chariot-driver, cow-herd, porter (mostly female: carrying incense burners, jugs, clothes), priest, being divine, hair-dresser (Iris), bride (Hera), metalworker (Hephaestus), metereologist/cosmic supremo (Zeus).
|Walnut Carrying Not A Skill|
|Nat Haynes reads amongst Pheidias' sculptures|
Classical Athens has dominated my week.* Yesterday I was involved in an astonishing feminist rendition of all the women’s voices in my friend Natalie Haynes’ novel A Thousand Ships across three galleries at the British Museum, two of the directors being former PhD students of mine, Magdalena Zira and Helen Eastman.
|With Lucy Bilson and Kitty Cooke. Photo by Sarah Poynder|
|Calliope: Not Applying to Work in UK|
|Duveen Roof Disgrace|
* On Friday I helped my esteemed Exeter colleague Neville Morley by appearing on a panel after a dramatic experiment with the Athenians’ dialogue with the Melians, as reported by Thucydides. The show brought to stage life in the Diorama Theatre an event just 15 years after the completion of the Parthenon.