Sunday 12Oct2013

The Cambridge Greek Play is about to be performed next week and King’s College London has just announced that they will perform Aristophanes’ Wasps in February next year. Be sure to look out for these productions!

Sunday 12Oct

The most interesting piece of the week comes from Algeria, where one of BBC’s correspondent toured the country and tells us about the Roman sites. The photos of several ruins and a functional Roman Baths alone merit a click on the link, but it is also a well-written piece on the condition of the sites. BBC News: 

A double bill of Prometheus and Frogs is on show at Cambridge from Wendesday to Saturday, in Greek with surtitles in English. Cambridge Arts Theatre: Cambridge News 

KCL Greek Play 2014 will be Aristophanes’ Wasps. The Classics Library: 

There will be an evening of Sappho hosted by Margaret Reynolds, with Edith Hall, Josephine Balmer and Richard Parkinson present. 7pm, 31Oct, Bloomsbury Theatre, UCLondon. £ 

Andrew Sillett compares “Cicero, Bankers and the Topless Tribune”. Plus ça change. whatwouldcicerodo: 

An excellent piece by Ken Pickering on “Teaching Classical Civilisation, once Modern History.” His story of converting the school’s history department to offering Classical Civilisation may not be the model for all, but it is an interesting and inspirational read. The Classics Library: 

Edith Hall writes about dangers facing builders throughout the ages. The Edithorial: 

“Rediscovering archaic colors” of statues from Athens, now on exhibition in Athens. ekathimerini: 

“So I Bought A Papyrus on eBay …” On papyri smuggling. Dorothy King’s PhDiva: 

There was the interesting find of “The Apollo found that divides Gaza” La Repubblica 

The “Bolsham Head” was found to be a bust of emperor Hadiran. BBC News:  Heritage Daily: 

“Roman villa found near Devizes” in Wiltshire. BBC News: 

In the conspiracy theory of the week, we have “Story of Jesus Christ was ‘fabricated to pacify the poor’, claims controversial Biblical scholar” The Independent: 

On a marginally less conspiratorial notes, “‘Roman’ roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims” Daily Telegraph: 

“Greek archaeologists demand that old Roman road be kept at site of a new subway station” <Washington Post> 

“‘Speake Latine Alwayes’ and Other Rules for Cambridge Students in 1660” <Atlantic> 

“Ancient Sidon: Sifting through the city’s deadly history” <Independent> 


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