Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sappho…fragments

An event organised by Poet in the City explored the ancient Greek female poet and icon, Sappho. To an auditorium of Classcitsts and non-Classicists, experts spoke of their interaction with Sappho and served to unlock some of the magic with which … Continue reading

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The Eagle of the City

An excellent 1,800 years’ old sculpture of an eagle and a snake has been discovered at a site at Aldgate on the edge of the City of London. The remarkable find, discovered this month, will be on display at the Museum … Continue reading

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Classics under threat at grammar school

“Grammar schools face being forced to drop A levels in classics and music and run bigger classes after emerging as the biggest losers in a sixth-form funding shake-up, a leading headteacher says.” The article by Greg Hurst in The Times, under the … Continue reading

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Cicero, Bankers and the Topless Tribune

Originally posted on whatwouldcicerodo:
I don’t know whether Peter Mandelson is aware of this, but he and Cicero have something in common: both of them got into hot water over the purchase of fashionable houses. New Labour’s Prince of Darkness…

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