I was going to write a post this week about Mary Beard’s 100-hour work week and the classical twitterstorm that it set off, sustained of course by the university strike, which has left a lot of overworked people thinking about workloads and lurking on social media because for once they’re not at work. But then … More Weekend Reading: Elizabeth or Elissabeth?
We’re having a mini-apocalypse here in the North of England. People are dropping like flies: I’ve never seen anything like it. Whole schools are closing to be deep-cleaned. Almost everyone I know has something unpleasantly infectious, ranging from mild colds to weird and vicious viruses, and so we’re all somewhere on the spectrum from ‘fed … More Weekend Reading: The Stylish Classicist’s Christmas List
This week I was delighted to reach the pinnacle of classical artistic accomplishment. Yes, that’s right: I was awarded first prize in the Roman History category of the Legonium Photography Competition! (I’m very proud: I haven’t even won a raffle in years…!) The brief was to take a picture of a scene from Roman history … More Weekend Reading: And The Award Goes To…