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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

GIS Reports: 1/5/2015 and 8/5/2015
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS Reports: 1/5/2015 and 8/5/2015

The start of a new term means the return of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar (GIS), chaired this term by Livvy Elder and myself. As undergraduates retreat to the library to revise, the postgraduate community here at Cambridge continues to flourish, and we’ve had a question-packed opening two weeks, summaries of which you can find below. … Continue reading

The Labours of Herakles: Cast Gallery exhibition
Events / Museums / News & Events

The Labours of Herakles: Cast Gallery exhibition

Just thought I would put in a quick plug for the Cast Gallery’s current exhibtion, which launched on Friday: ‘The Labours of Herakles’ by New Zealand artist Marian Maguire. The exhibition is a series of interesting and beautifully-done etchings and lithographs depicting Herakles as a participant in the history of New Zealand – mostly focusing … Continue reading