Saturday, 17 March 2018
Why THIS Elderly Classics Prof. IS on Strike
The phrase 'I’M ALRIGHT JACK' has been boring a channel between my ears ever since the University and College Union, of which I...
Sunday, 11 March 2018
How Ancient Greek Men Appropriated the Drama of Childbirth
Satyr carrying baby in an ancient play As my sister Nicky’s daughter has just become a mother, I am delighted this Mother’s Day to h...
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Classics and Strike Action Ancient and Modern
Rameses III: forced to negotiate Should a classics prof. publish her blog when going on strike ? Why not? Blogging is not an activity ...
Friday, 2 February 2018
Why the Latest Trendy Theory in Classics is Crypto-Reactionary
Official Gospel of 'New Materialism' I’m at Northwestern Uni, Illinois, where I’ve been asked to address the Latest Trendy Thi...
Sunday, 28 January 2018
Genealogy of the Divisive Tyrant
It’s been week of the unaccountable autocrats. I gave my second lecture as Gresham Visiting Professor in Classics, on Sappho, viewable ...
Sunday, 7 January 2018
The One Circumstance where Prison really is Necessary
The vacation meant that I finally had time to catch up on the Prison Reform Trust’s admirable Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile for Au...
Friday, 29 December 2017
Five Ancient Greek Rings for the 5th Day of Christmas
The Five Gold Rings of the Fifth Day of Christmas were originally Jesuit ‘code’ for the Pentateuch, the first five Old Testament books. Bu...
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