Sunday, 24 September 2017
Medea and the Gender Realignment of Georgia
Cutting Medea-themed Cake with Prof Darchia I’ve been Tbilisi to lecture on the most famous female Georgian of all time, Medea—sorcere...
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Ancient Nomads, Modern Travellers
Siberian Scythians' Self-Portrait, c. 400 BCE It has been Week of the Nomad. The new British Museum Scythians exhibition is revel...
Sunday, 10 September 2017
A Serious Response to Rees-Mogg's views on Abortion
The Etonian MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who claims to have become a Tory at the age of five, and has burdened his own sixth child with the name ‘S...
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Rhinoceros Persecution Ancient & Modern
John Hume, a disgrace to his species The older I get, the more I am moved by the plight of other fauna on the planet in the face of hu...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Spartacus in Haiti and Lancashire
23 August is the annual International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. UNESCO chose the date because it ma...
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Some Classical and presidential Left-Handers
August 13 th is the 28 th International Left-Handers’ Day. The usual journalistic response is to point out the disproportionate number ...
Saturday, 29 July 2017
How Virgil Framed Dido
It’s been Phoenician-Carthaginian Week for me, culminating last night at the Proms in a BBC debate on ancient mariners with archa...
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