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Let me take a moment to tell you about Professor Edith Hall:


http://edithorial.blogspot.co.uk/ That there is her (sort of) new blog, that she started somewhere in the midst of her “Save Classics at Royal Holloway” campaign. She is now a Classics Professor at King’s College London, but she used to be a … Continue reading

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Alexis comic fragment 103 (4th cent. B.C. Athens):


On prostitutes: “…They remodel these girls immediately, and their manners and looks remain no longer the same. Suppose one of them is small: cork is sewn into her shoes. Tall? She wears thin slippers and goes around with her head … Continue reading

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Lucretius


De Rerum Natura Book II, 644-660. “All this is well and admirably told. It is, however, far removed from the truth. For perfect peace gods by their very nature Must of necessity enjoy, and immortal life, Far separate, far removed from … Continue reading

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The death of Euryalus


“He rolled on the ground in death, the blood flowed over his beautiful body his neck grew limp and the head dropped on his shoulders, like a scarlet flower languishing and dying when its stem has been cut by the … Continue reading

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STEPHEN FRY JOINS THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CLASSICS AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY!


Edith Hall STEPHEN FRY SUPPORTS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CLASSICS AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY. Actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Club, Stephen Fry writes in support of the Campaign: “It … Continue reading

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If you believe in education for education’s sake, not for profit, please sign this petition.


The Classics department (along with several others) are under threat at Royal Holloway, University of London. If you’re a Classicist, or simply believe a university is an institute for education NOT businesses for making money, then that is enough reason … Continue reading

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Aphrodite


“As for the genitals, just as he first cut them off with his instrument of adamant and threw  them from the land into the surging sea, even so they were carried on the waves for a long time. About them … Continue reading

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