‘Letter to my Ex’: Identity and ‘Ira’ in Ovid’s Heroides 6
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‘Letter to my Ex’: Identity and ‘Ira’ in Ovid’s Heroides 6

Ovid’s Heroides represent and reveal sides of stories we are not usually given in classical myth- the stories of the women left behind while men wander the world accomplishing heroic deeds. This collection also leaves no chance for response- the letters are themselves just one side of a dialogue, giving us a male poet’s construction of women … Continue reading

Classical Cruciverbalism and Ciceronian Cross Words
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Classical Cruciverbalism and Ciceronian Cross Words

There was widespread excitement last weekend (widespread within some very restricted circles, admittedly) when it emerged that The Times newspaper was reviving its Latin crossword after 85 years. To be published weekly in the Saturday edition, it is entitled ‘O Tempora,’ an allusion to “O tempora! O mores!,” the famous exasperated exclamation of that foremost … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar – 29.11.2013

This week’s GIS was a special session for MPhils and 1st-year PhDs to give short presentations about their proposed thesis topics – because two subjects in an hour and a half just didn’t seem like enough, so why not have six? The talks ranged over Greek and Latin literature, archaeology, and linguistics, with some lively discussion … Continue reading