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Cambridge Greek Play 2016

As some of you know, I’ve been in the chorus of the Cambridge Greek Play a couple of times – in Agamemnon in 2010 and in Prometheus/Frogs 2013. I’ve also written before about putting together the Cambridge Greek Play online archive, which I did in the summer of 2015. This year, I had the unique experience of being…

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Moving on – a decade in Cambridge

I came to Cambridge as an undergraduate in September 2006. Now, in July 2016, I’ll be moving on. As many of you know I’ll be joining the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History. I’m writing the modules as we speak, and the more I put together my new courses the more…

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Geoff Fest

This weekend we celebrated the retirement of our Professor of Comparative Philology, Geoff Horrocks. I’ve worked with Geoff for a number of years, during which he’s been my second PhD supervisor and a co-investigator on the Greek in Italy project. As the speeches at last night’s dinner attested, everyone has their favourite memories of Geoff’s…

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CIRN Symposium: Death in Italy

On Friday 20th May, I’ll be speaking at the Cambridge Italian Research Network’s Annual Symposium. My talk is called “Commemorating the dead while becoming ‘Romans’: Italian funerary monuments in the 2nd-century BC”, and I’ll be speaking about Venetic and Oscan funerary monuments. As I’m the first chronologically, I’m up first! Many thanks to CIRN and Hannah…

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The CREWS project

Everyone interested in ancient languages and scripts should follow the CREWS project blog. CREWS (which stands for Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems) is a major new ERC-funded project hosted at the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, run by my excellent colleague Pippa Steele. To quote from her introduction to the project: The aim of…