The draw of fiction to a Classical mind

Recently I asked on a Facebook group their recommendations for Roman inspired fiction books. The results were overwhelming. With over 285 comments to date, with many more to come in I'm sure. The group is called Roman History and boasts over 25k members. I knew it would be the right place to ask. Even a … Continue reading The draw of fiction to a Classical mind

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It’s a student’s life for me

The second half of this year has been pretty difficult for me. Some of it, personal reasons, some being my Classical Studies MA starting. This has meant that some of my projects, including this blog have taken abit of a backseat. My MA is going really well, I find the materials and questions engaging, and … Continue reading It’s a student’s life for me

When? Who? What? WHY?!

People often think that historians must be great at memorising dates, and have a catalogue of chronologies in their brain they can recall at any given moment. Whilst yes, we are good at memorising dates, this isn't the most important part of studying History. For example, I could tell you; The Battle of Bosworth field … Continue reading When? Who? What? WHY?!

The role of women in Ancient Athens and how Antigone challenges it.

Antigone is a play by the Athenian playwright Sophocles, written in the 5th Century BC. It is set in Thebes in the aftermath of a civil war. Two brothers died on either side of the divide. The new king, Creon forbade anyone to give proper funeral rites to Polynices, the opposing brother; whilst giving full … Continue reading The role of women in Ancient Athens and how Antigone challenges it.