Sunday 26Jan2014

So it has been a busy week, another year older in an age where age becomes irrelevant. I wonder if it is the same for the Crosby Garrett Roman helmet? It’s work at the Tullie House is done, for now, and it will be exhibited at the British Museum. But it may yet return… watch this space.

Sunday 12Jan2014

The Crosby Garrett helmet has left Carlisle for London. In its time in the North West it has drawn visitors from everywhere:

Should we free up sponsorship to help upkeep of heritage in Italy and Greece?

One flood that has been beneficial:

On the proposed merger of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) and the Classical Association (CA), with link to a consultation:

Gruesome child sacrifice of the Carthaginians:

  • “Carthaginians sacrificed own children, archaeologists say” The Guardian: 
  • “Ancient Greek stories of ritual child sacrifice in Carthage are TRUE, study claims” Daily Mail: 

Ancient Roman Infanticide Didn’t Spare Either Sex:

  • “Ancient Roman Infanticide Didn’t Spare Either Sex” Discovery News: 
  • “Ancient Roman Infanticide Didn’t Spare Either Sex, DNA Suggests” LiveScience: 

“Take a sneak peak at rehearsals in our promotional video!” UCL Greek Play blog: 

“Bringing Latin to life for Spalding students” Spalding Guardian: 

“(Extract from) Education: Foreign Language Teaching: Hse of Lords Question for Short Debate” JACT: 

Excavations at Ilkley:

  • “New excavations take place at Ilkley’s Roman fort” Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 
  • “Dig gets under way to find out more about Ilkley’s Roman past” Ilkley Gazette: 

“Ingleby Barwick Roman villa: Rich history goes on public display” <Gazette Live>: 

Sunday’s Supplements – blogs, comments and other occasional pieces

“Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome” The Atlantic: 

“Prado Museum analyses the rise, evolution and decline of the subject of the “Furias”” Art Daily: 

“Alexander’s Visit to Troy” The Second Achilles: 

“Penelopiad” A poem with video. Vimeo: 

“How women’s wisdom was lost” by Bettany Hughes. The Guardian: 

Watch: “The Dark Side of Democracy, with David Pritchard” Classics Confidential: 

“The secret history of the Parthenon” New York Post: 

“I Liked It So Much I Bought The Publisher” by Neville Morley. Sphinx: 

“The Unofficial Ancient Roman Monster Survival Guide” Latin Language blog: 

“La barbe ne fait pas le philosophe… la sandale d’Empédocle, si !” Le Monde: 


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