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Sade’s Queer Theory

Sade’s Queer Theory

I have always been a fan of Sade, as I thought he was way too advanced for his time. Consequently, he paid the price! So, when I saw on H-Net list the advertisement of a new book on him, I thought I should share the news with you. It may be a little bit expensive to buy but I will be there when the library gets it. William F. Edmiston, Sade: Queer Theorist, Voltaire Foundation, SVEC 2013:03, ISBN 978-0-7294-1064-9, x+244 pages, £60 / €80 / $105. “Following an overview of queer theory, Will... »

Animal figurines from Olympia

A list of other figurines stolen from Olympia features here. »

Stolen antiquities from the Olympia museum

A few days ago robbers attacked one of the security guard of the Old Museum at Olympia and have stolen dozens of small bronze figurines, ceramic vases and other small artefacts. According to reports, they initially aimed at stealing a collection of gold artefacts but these were no longer hosted in the museum. The police, finally, released a list of these items. I present here the photos. If you want more information on any one of them, contact me and I will see what I can do. Lamps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5... »

Learn numismatics in Athens

“THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ATHENS POSTGRADUATE TRAINING COURSE IN GREEK NUMISMATICS A. G. Leventis Foundation Student Bursaries The BSA is pleased to announce a number of A. G. Leventis bursaries (of up to full fees) to allow students to attend the two-week postgraduate course in Greek Numismatics 20th May – 3rd June 2012. The deadline for course applications is January 31st. Coins are an essential source of primary evidence for all students of the ancient world – historians, archaeologi... »

Quotation of the week 34

“For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty who don’t want to learn- much.” W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That, 1930. Test paper 5. »

Win tickets to see Emperor and Galilean

“The Iris Project in partnership with The National Theatre is delighted to be able to offer friends and supporters an opportunity to win tickets to see their new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, Emperor and Galilean. Now playing until 10th August. Emperor and Galilean is a major play from one of the greatest playwrights of all time… and no one’s ever seen it, until now. The National Theatre stages Ibsen’s magnificent farewell to epic drama. A company of 50 perform Ben Power’s exciting ne... »

Happiness index: a play

“THE HAPPINESS INDEX What David Cameron can learn from the Greeks and Romans A play by Sue Blundell Performed by David Acton “Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?” Faced with this question in a government survey, John turns to a couple of ancient philosophers for advice. So what is happiness anyway? And how do you know when you’ve got it? By the end of the evening you should have a better idea what to say to the P.M. when your survey form pops through the letterbox. FOR ONE NIGHT ONL... »

Greek and Roman armies in Northern Balkans

This is a conference very close to my research interests. I would have liked to participate. Is anyone else going? “Call for Proposals – Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Library of Bucharest, Sinaia, Romania, 20-22 September 2011. Section IV c. WORKSHOP “Greek and Roman Armies in Northern Balkans : Conflicts and Integration of the Warrior Communities, Vth c. B.C.- IIId c. A.D. ” This workshop is part of the research project “Warrior Structures and Exchanges bet... »

A new performance of Antigone

“ANTIGONE By Sophocles Translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker Until 18th June at Southwark Playhouse, London A gripping new production of Antigone brings this ancient classic bang up-to-date as a direct response to the ongoing Arab Spring. With leaders across the Middle East struggling to suppress rebellion, Sophocles’ drama has a startling relevance in today’s world. Exclusive ticket offer – Book now and receive a FREE DRINK when you quote ‘DIONYSUS’ when booki... »

In defence of the Humanities

Robin Osborne brought to my attention the newly launched petition in defence of the humanities here, accessible via http://humanitiesmatter.wordpress.com/ with the hope that many classicists will sign up to this. It looks like a group of academics already took the initiative in the UK to defend the Humanities subjects across our universities. It is a worthy cause and ought to be honoured. If you wish, you can also leave a donation for the website but it is not compulsory. »

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