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Two Thoughts, Nineteen Months Too Late

Topical as always, I want to write this week about an Intelligence Squared debate from March of 2014. The debate was about the supposed decline of the English Language, and featured the admirable… 407 more words


Fragmente eines sehr großen Sommers

Ich hatte in diesem Sommer viel Zeit.

Zeit zu reisen, Zeit zu lesen, Zeit, lange Aufgeschobenes nachzuholen. Making love, making waves and not making sense. 552 more words


The Times: The Times Diary (TMS) - Fear of feminist flying

Was it gravity or irony that made a banner at a New Statesman debate about feminism on Wednesday night suddenly collapse so that the “-man” part was removed from sight?  99 more words


Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard

This is the first of Mary Beard’s books that I have read, but I have been meaning to read something of hers for a while – so I had quite high expectations for this. 509 more words


Jeremy Crampton on maps, permissions and Asterix

Slow linking to these, but Jeremy Crampton has two follow-up posts to my earlier sharing of Mary Beard’s interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – … 85 more words

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"His obsession with happiness first hooked me" - Author Tim Leach discusses The Last King of Lydia Novels

“I keep waiting for the authoritative condemnation from Mary Beard for my amateur’s exploration of the classics, but it hasn’t come yet!”

“As rich as Croesus” – the expression derives from a king who reigned on the frontier between myth and history. 1,315 more words


Mary Beard on the last stages of writing a book - SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard has an interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Ok I know you will think that you have heard this before, but the book is now within 1000 words of being completely finished.

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