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

Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World
Classics and pop culture / History / Weird and Wonderful

Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World

[δείδω μή] …τί μοι καὶ κῆτος ἐπισσεύῃ μέγα δαίμων ἐξ ἁλός, οἷά τε πολλὰ τρέφει κλυτὸς Ἀμφιτρίτη: [I’m afraid] that some god’s going to send a great sea-monster against me; glorious Amphitrite breeds them in numbers. Odyssey 5.418-21 Culturally as well as geographically, the sea was central to the Classical world. These days we’re encouraged … Continue reading

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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 12/10/12

Last Friday saw the first ‘real’ Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar of the year, which I’m co-organizing this term with Stephen Harrison.  (Technically the first GIS was the week before, but the time was used instead for a meet-and-greet session with new MPhils and PhDs, followed by a drinks reception in the Cast Gallery, where a merry … Continue reading