It’s been another one of those disturbing weeks, with classicists taking to the internet to highlight scandals and injustices, and with a full complement of classical-political lunacy. The Paideia drama continues to rumble on (for those UK classicists who may not have been following, the Paideia Institute is a US-based Latin-teaching organisation which claims to … More Weekend Reading: Caesar’s Secrets
It’s happening again. Classics is popping up all over the place. The other day I checked Twitter and found that ‘quo vadis?’ was trending: not the movie, but people using (or inquiring about) the actual Latin phrase. (You know, when thousands of people all across the UK start using Latin on social media at the … More Weekend Reading: Competitive Classics
I recently managed to tick off another entry on my Must-See List: Kallos Gallery in London. Kallos is a commercial gallery of antiquities – mostly Greek, some Egyptian and Roman. In other words, it’s a shop: a very remarkable antique shop which could only exist in a city that attracts extremely wealthy clients. … More A Thing of Beauty… Kallos, London
I’m afraid that this week I really don’t know what’s going on in the wonderful world of Classics, because I’ve barely had a chance to switch on my computer. On Wednesday I had a long meeting in Milton Keynes. Now, spending the day in MK is not a trivial undertaking for me: it involves many … More Weekend Reading: London, baby!
As you probably know if you follow this website, last weekend I went to see Stephen Fry’s first Mythos show, Gods, at The Sage Gateshead. I’d like to say that I made the choice to see that particular installment of his three-part show deliberately, because I was more interested in it than in the other two sections: … More Weekend Reading: The Ubiquity of Myth
Today I’ve been spending time with Stephen Fry. (Well, yes, there might have been a few hundred other people there too – but who’s counting?) I went along to the first of Stephen Fry’s three one-man storytelling shows, Gods, Heroes and Men, which he very kindly brought to the North East of England … More The Gods According To Stephen Fry
This week has been full of Heritage Open Days around the UK (lots on this weekend too, so do check out your local area). I’ve been too busy to go far, but I did find time to go along to a talk on Romans and Britons, given by curator Alex Croom at Arbeia Roman Fort. … More Weekend Reading: The Sandancer’s Dinglehopper
My head’s spinning this week. I set up this weekly blog a year or so ago with the intention of commenting on Classics in the news: but for a long time there simply wasn’t much Classics in the news (which is why many of my posts have degenerated into random waffle). Now I’m suffering from … More Weekend Reading: Too Much News
Maybe it’s just me… but do you ever wish that Tacitus was still around? This week, for instance… There’s been all kinds of serious and dramatic politicking going on in the UK, but what caught my eye – and what would, I suspect, have delighted Tacitus too – was the huge public uproar about a … More Weekend Reading: What Would Tacitus Say?
By Emily Peacock As an Open University Classics graduate it is probably no surprise that I am a hopeless obsessive of all things antiquity-related. I have the pleasure to live in Paris, and I have spent the last few years taking full advantage of the wealth of ancient history on my doorstep. There are … More The Wandering Classicist’s Guide to Paris