A round-up of interesting stuff

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 all aspects of Classical reception. They are particularly keen for people from outside Classics departments to join them.

On Sphinx, the Bristol Classics blog, Neville Morley, who I was sad couldn’t make the Liverpool conference, writes about Ken MacLeod’s novel The Cassini Division, suggesting the possible influence of Thucydides. I mentioned this to Ken, who told me that he actually hasn’t read Thucydides – but that doesn’t mean that he’s not influenced by the historian’s ideas, since they are thoroughly situated in the cultural zeitgeist.

Over at The Classics Closet, Jarrid Looney writes about Rick Riordan. I’ve finally got around to seeing Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, but have yet…

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