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GIS Report: 12/6/2015: Theseus in Statius’ Thebaid and Metapoetics in Grattius’ Cynegeticon
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS Report: 12/6/2015: Theseus in Statius’ Thebaid and Metapoetics in Grattius’ Cynegeticon

GIS concluded this term with a pair of literary papers, both of which were trial-runs for conferences taking place this summer. First up was Henry Tang, talking on ‘Theseus in Statius Thebaid: A Symbol of Progression or Cyclic Sin?’ (which he presented again in Edinburgh last week at the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient … Continue reading

My Museum Favourite: A Carian Stele from Saqqara
Archaeology / Museums

My Museum Favourite: A Carian Stele from Saqqara

This week Matthew Scarborough explains why this Carian funerary stele in the Fitzwilliam Museum is his Museum Favourite. The Fitzwilliam museum contains a number of objects given by the Egypt Exploration Society that it obtained through its excavations and redistributed to different charitable institutions that have supported its work. One of the objects in the … Continue reading

GIS Report: 22/05/2015: Blessedness in Sophocles and (Bi)lingual Pompeian Graffiti
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS Report: 22/05/2015: Blessedness in Sophocles and (Bi)lingual Pompeian Graffiti

GIS continued this week with a pair of speakers from Peterhouse. We kicked off with a presentation from Rob Thompson on ‘Paradigms of blessedness in Sophocles’, a study of how Sophocles’ tragedies explore the idea of the best possible human life (an idea captured in Greek by various different nouns, including εὐδαιμονία, εὐτυχία and ὀλβία). … Continue reading

Fog on the Weser: Arminius and Blondie on the Future of Europe
Discussion / History

Fog on the Weser: Arminius and Blondie on the Future of Europe

Contemporary politics may not often crop up amid the (digital) pages Res Gerendae, but assuming the reader occasionally consults other news sources, they will hopefully be aware that recently there was a General Election. With victory for the Conservatives, and their promises of an EU referendum, a political debate has arisen with specific implications for … Continue reading