Classics and pop culture / Discussion / Reviews

Rome’s Lost Empire, BBC 1, Sunday 9th December 2012

Growing up I always thought archaeology was cool. Then I discovered space and decided that was even cooler. Consequently, a ‘space archaeologist’ might just be the coolest thing on TV since a Roman spaceship with an invisibility cloak.  Alternatively it might be a terrible gimmick. It was with some trepidation, therefore, that I tuned in … Continue reading

Classics and pop culture / Random thoughts / Reviews

Via Memoriae Classicae I: Asterix and Cleopatra

We’re getting to that time of year when people start to think about endings. The end of term; the end of the year; even, if we follow the interpretation of Mayan chronology and belief systems offered by that always-enlightening source of academic discussion that is the Internet, the end of the very world itself. Maybe … Continue reading