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The Power of Storytelling

Last month marked the end of the third year of crisis in Syria, where violence and destruction have had devastating effects on more than 9 million people in the country, and have displaced more than 6.5 million from their homes. 534 more words

Euripides, fr. 657 (Protelisaus)

“Anyone who lumps all women together in slander

Is unsubtle and unwise

For among the many women you will find one wicked

And another with a spirit as noble as this one”


Casualties of War

There was a surprising amount of laughter at an otherwise fascinating conference at Leeds this week on Classics and Classicists in WWI. Nervousness at the subject matter, perhaps, or at the idea that we’ve decided to make sense of the appalling slaughter by spotting classical allusions in modernist poetry? 972 more words


Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis, 1245-6


“Knowledge of evil is native even to children.”

αἴσθημά τοι / κἀν νηπίοις γε τῶν κακῶν ἐγγίγνεται.


"Lapis Lazuli" by William Butler Yeats

Given how much of my reading is verse rather than prose, I have written very little about poetry on this blog. This is because I am not really sure how best to write about poetry. 3,837 more words


In the shadow of Samothrace: the New Trojan War 1915 - 18:00-18:30 9th April Centenary Gallery University of Leeds

Classics Talks is delighted to announce a preview of the content of a soon-to-be-published book.  Professor Samuel N. C. Lieu (Inaugural Distinguished Professor of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney,  Fellow of the Australian Academy (Humanities), currently Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge) has kindly agreed to record his public lecture, which is one of the public events centred around the international conference… 318 more words

Classics In Leeds

Visualising Ancient Drama - 13:15-13:45 24th April Leeds City Museum

Edmund Stewart, expert in the early reperformance of Greek drama, discusses the feats of imagination necessary for ancient and modern dramaturgs and audiences to visualise Greek drama, both on the stage and in the mind’s eye. 24 more words

Classics In Leeds