I was trying to find something interesting to say this week – but honestly people, I’ve got nothing!
I was hoping to wind down from work a bit this week, now that most of the marking is done and the exams are out of the way – but extras keep coming out of the woodwork. It’s like being in a giant game of whack-a-mole – every time I knock one thing off, another thing pops up.
So I haven’t had much time to get started on any of my Crazily Ambitious Summer Plans. Is it tempting fate to say that I might get there next week? Yes, it probably is. Consider it unsaid!
Last weekend I got the chance to try out some of my Minotaur ideas for the Children’s History Society Conference, which was fun – although also frustrating because I only had 35 minutes. As anyone who’s ever attended one of my tutorials can attest, 35 minutes is nothing once I get started! But there will be further Minotaur adventures later in the summer…
This weekend I’ll be co-hosting the OU’s annual MA Summer Conference, which should be entertaining! If anyone on A863 or A864 is free on Saturday, do come along: the link is in the News section of the module website. You’ll be very welcome, whether you can come for all of it or just drop in for a while.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll get back to whacking those moles. The current mole is a large amount of Greek that needs to be checked for typos, and I’ve spent so long staring at it that now the English alphabet is starting to look weird…!
This week from around the Classical Internet
Torlonia Marbles show extended – Wanted in Rome
New Birdoswald dig – Cumbria Crack
Update on Sheffield Archaeology – The Star
Finding Nero – TLS
Recovering illegal finds – The Guardian
New director of the ICS – Institute of Classical Studies
Comment and opinion
Two toasts – Blogging Ancient Epigram
Who were the Romans? – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
Rethinking the myth of Daphne – The Conversation
Myth and The Walking Dead – Den of Geek
The ancient kitchen – Inverse
Sophocles’ Antigone in art – The Collector
The closeness centrality – Ancient World Magazine
Slave collars in Rome – JSTOR Daily
Aeschines rejecting applause – The Historian’s Hut
Tattooing the Classics – Inked
Celebrity athletes – Antigone
100 days of Antigone – Antigone
Cupid and Psyche – Antigone
Podcasts, video and other media
Plato’s myths – Ithaca Bound
The rise of Constantine – The Ancients
Artemis of Ephesus – The Ancients
Roman Gardens, with Victoria Austen – Peopling the Past
Build your own coloured labyrinth – Greek Myth Comix