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Books for 2017

This time last year, I set myself a reading challenge for 2016. My goal was to expand my horizons a bit, and discover authors and genres I might otherwise miss out on. You can see the original challenge list here – I think over all I did well, both in covering the items on the…

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Moving Romans

Around the time of the EU referendum, I wrote a review of Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate by Laurens E. Tacoma. Ancient migration has been very prominent in my work recently: the Greek in Italy project just hosted a conference on ancient migration and mobility in May this year, and  this book helped…

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Reading challenge for 2016

  A Boxing Day walk, Petworth I’m having a lovely Christmas break with family this week, and going on lots of Sussex walks (exhibit A above). And I’ve had plenty of space to think about the coming year. I’m not a resolutions person exactly, but I like having some ideas about what I’d like to…

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Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

I’ve just finished reading James Clackson’s new book Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds – a book I will undoubtedly be adding to all my undergraduate reading lists before next term starts. The book offers an accessible but thorough introduction to the languages of the ancient world and how they were used across time and space –…