Weekend Reading: Too Many Moles

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

via SCS

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

via Legonium

2 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: Too Many Moles

  1. I always loved attending one of your online tutorials – they could have gone on for hours and it wouldn’t of mattered as they were educational, interesting and fun. Always a great way to spend an evening, far better than any soap on telly or sport event!!

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