New texts on athletes and shows in Roman Egypt

“Training, Cheating, Winning, Praising: Athletes and Shows in Papyri from Roman Egypt 6.00pm – 7.15pm, followed by a drinks reception Wednesday, 20 June 2012 The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH Three Short Lectures on the ‘Olympic’ tradition in Roman and Byzantine Egypt as revealed by new and old texts from Oxyrhynchus In the second and third centuries AD the cities of the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire developed a mania for grand public competit... »

Solidarity to Egyptian Students

Today I received the following distressing announcement. “Abuses by state and university authorities against academic freedom are not uncommon in Egyptian universities. Both students and professors suffer them. Activists among Egyptian students are routinely subjected to various repressive measures aimed at deterring students from participating in any political activity. In fact students are discouraged from organizing any autonomous activity whatsoever. This year because Egypt is shortly ... »