Weekend Reading: Wouldn’t it be Loverly?

There’s been a lot of discussion on Twitter this week about ‘First Generation Classicists’ – mostly referring to people who were the first in their family to go to university (although this definition isn’t agreed on by everyone). I’ve seen some very personal and harrowing stories from people who’ve overcome incredible odds to study Classics. … More Weekend Reading: Wouldn’t it be Loverly?

New Year, New Me!

I’m delighted to announce – for those readers who don’t bother with social media – that I’ve been welcomed into the Lego Classicists Family! It’s been an ambition of mine ever since I first saw Mary Beard’s Lego figure on the BBC.     The Lego minifigure portraits of classicists are created by Liam D. … More New Year, New Me!

Weekend Reading: An Inconvenience of Camels

One of the things I like most about my preferred branch of Classics (which wavers in its precise categorisation but usually falls somewhere in the domain of textual analysis) is the opportunity it affords to focus on the details. I’ve never been entirely comfortable with the broad sweep of ancient history (that’s why I shout … More Weekend Reading: An Inconvenience of Camels