‘Letter to my Ex’: Identity and ‘Ira’ in Ovid’s Heroides 6
Discussion / Random thoughts / Resources / Uncategorized

‘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

GIS Reports: 1/5/2015 and 8/5/2015
Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS Reports: 1/5/2015 and 8/5/2015

The start of a new term means the return of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar (GIS), chaired this term by Livvy Elder and myself. As undergraduates retreat to the library to revise, the postgraduate community here at Cambridge continues to flourish, and we’ve had a question-packed opening two weeks, summaries of which you can find below. … Continue reading

New Year’s Special: Ancient Time Travel
History / Weird and Wonderful

New Year’s Special: Ancient Time Travel

Last night, all of us (yes, all 7 billion of us) did something amazing: we travelled from the primitive and backward year 2014 into the futuristic techno-topia that is the New Year, 2015!  Congratulations on a successful time-voyage! Okay, okay I know you’re thinking: “shut up, Charlie, that’s not time travel” – fair enough, it’s … Continue reading

August 19th: Birthday/Deathday
Baking

August 19th: Birthday/Deathday

Tuesday was my birthday; as is my personal tradition, I made a cake to celebrate.   Instead of the traditional, round-with-white-frosting-and-coloured-flowers format, however, I went for a… monumental creation. See, August the 19th, 2014 was a special day, not just for me, but for classics as well. It was my 25th birthday, the day I celebrated … Continue reading