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Thirteen Swords: Adventures in Bronze Age Metal-working
Archaeology / Events / Reviews / Travel / Weird and Wonderful

Thirteen Swords: Adventures in Bronze Age Metal-working

I’ve always wanted a sword. Ever since I was a knights-and-castles-obsessed little boy, I’ve wanted one. Doing classics, and then moving into East Mediterranean archaeology, did nothing to diminish this need, but it did make me realise one important point: Bronze Age swords are much cooler than their mediaeval counterparts. In the stressful times of … 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

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS reports, 27/2/15 and 6/3/15: Homer’s women, bilingual textbooks, Suetonius’ Greek and Byronic translation

Your very sorry and humble correspondent comes to you as a suppliant and offers heartfelt repentance for her arrogance of three and a half weeks ago; this GIS report will be a very late bumper bonus issue, covering both the antepenultimate and penultimate weeks’ worth of seminar sessions. Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

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