Monthly Archives: September 2013

Revisiting Pompeii and Herculaneum

The oversubscribed blockbuster exhbition “Life and Death at Pompeii and Herculaneum is ending this Sunday. As a recap let us look back at the blog post back in March, in which we gave you five tips to prepare for the … Continue reading

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Sol Day 22Sep2013 – Latin-to-English is not dumbing down

Originally posted on Sunday Sol Day by Classics Collective:
Harry Mount seems a witty, decent guy. I mean amo Amo Amas Amat and all that and he is a proud Classicist. But his comments comparing Latin-to-English translation to busking has caused…

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Sunday 23Sep2013

Originally posted on Sunday Sol Day by Classics Collective:
This week has been a strong week on education news, with the publication of the Politeia review and announcement that the WJEC Latin Level 2 certificate is included within the EBacc…

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Greek Literary Epigram conference at UCL

Recent scholarship has witnessed an escalating interest in the study of Greek literary epigram. UCL has responded to this trend by collecting some well-known scholars in the field together in North London. This is a report of the conference by … Continue reading

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Collected Reviews: The Lightning Child (Globe Theatre until12Oct)

The reviewers of the national papers have gone Bacchic in this reworking of Euripides’ Bacchae. This is bad news – they are tearing into the play. ‘(C) Shakespeare’s Globe   The Lightning Child, billed as a reworking of Euripides’ Bacchae and billed … Continue reading

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A round-up of interesting stuff

Originally posted on Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space:
A bit since I’ve posted, so here’s some more links that should be of interest. First of all, I should have recommended long ago the Classical Reception Studies Network. The CRSN promotes…

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Sunday Sol Day – 15Sep-2013 – What’s Latin?

It’s not been a week for big news but there’s a few items for those with an interest in Classics teaching. We’re also sad that Michael Scott’s TV series “Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth” is over – we’re … Continue reading

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