Classics and pop culture / Random thoughts / Reviews / Weird and Wonderful

Via Memoriae Classicae IIb – Classics and Doctor Who (The 1970s Onwards)

Last time we explored Doctor Who’s two gleeful, rambunctious 1960s forays into Classical antiquity. Now we re-enter the time vortex and complete our journey, in a great, colourful, careening sweep from the 70s to the present day. And if that looks like a lot to cram into a single blog-post, don’t worry. It’s bigger on … Continue reading

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GIS 25/1/2013 – Capricorns and Conspiracies: Dating the Eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

The wheel of time turns and much that once seemed shiny, glittering and eternal passes into memory and from there to oblivion. For Hesiod, the passage of time was one of continual decline. From golden age to silver, silver to bronze, bronze to iron. With the new year and new term, the GIS has passed … Continue reading

Classics and pop culture / Random thoughts / Reviews / Weird and Wonderful

Via Memoriae Classicae IIa: Classics and Doctor Who (The Sixties)

After the disappointment of Asterix and Cleopatra, for this second instalment of Revisiting Stuff from my Childhood That’s Vaguely Related to Classics, I’m going for something I know is good. Doctor Who. Most people who know me will at least have some inkling that I have something of a weakness for Doctor Who, especially the … Continue reading