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GIS report 20/02/2015: tyrannical infertility and partying with the Ptolemies

In my best efforts to be the Cicero to Graham’s Hybrida, the Caesar to his Bibulus, the Pompey to his Crassus, I am uploading this GIS report almost grotesquely early. Read on for dynasties, drinking and destruction, sex and slaughter, propaganda and psychoanalysis, and all sorts of alliterative delights. (Content note: rape, murder, incest.) Continue reading

Dr Tiziana D’Angelo at the Queens’ Classics Society: Silent Mourners in Ancient Apulia
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Dr Tiziana D’Angelo at the Queens’ Classics Society: Silent Mourners in Ancient Apulia

While snow settled around the magisterial courts of Queens’ College on Monday night (2nd February), inside Dr Tiziana D’Angelo treated the Classics society to a sunnier Mediterranean experience, as she addressed the society on Hellenistic funerary rites in Southern Italy. Her paper ‘Silent Mourners: Terracotta Statues and Death Ritual in Ancient Apulia’ focused on a … Continue reading

GIS report 23/01/2015: footnotes in Homer and reading the stars
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS report 23/01/2015: footnotes in Homer and reading the stars

A new year, a new term – and, most importantly, a new season of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar. As Graham and I assume consular power and begin our reign of ever-increasing decadence and despotism, ultimately culminating in our imperial phase of tyranny, corruption and moral degeneracy, we invite our loyal populace to soothe their woes … Continue reading