Pan, Plato, and the Nymphs: exploring Vari Cave
Archaeology / History / Linguistics / Travel

Pan, Plato, and the Nymphs: exploring Vari Cave

Mount Hymettus is known to the local people of Attica as the ‘Mad Mountain’, η Τρελοβούνι. Situated on the western side of the Attica peninsula and stretching above the coastal towns of Elliniko, Glyfada, and Voula, this mountain and its undulating topography are eclectic — if not ‘mad’. The granular limestone of the mountain makes … Continue reading

Lost beneath the greatest wave: the political philosophy of Atlantis
Classics and pop culture / Discussion / Reviews

Lost beneath the greatest wave: the political philosophy of Atlantis

Where better to set a sword-and-sandal romp through Greek myth than the lost city of Atlantis? Watching the new BBC1 drama along with the Twitter stream, though, there seemed to be some disquiet from those who wanted accurate treatment of Greek myth and history. Newspaper features, such as Bettany Hughes’ preview in the Telegraph, pointed … Continue reading

Events / Reviews

The Cambridge-Munich Exchange

Just before Christmas a group of Classicists spent a week in Munich as the first part of the annual Faculty exchange with the Institute of Classical Archaeology in Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. As the exchange’s official Res Gerendae reporter, I’m writing a bit about what the week was like, in the hopes of convincing everyone who hasn’t yet been on … Continue reading