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Philologist Irene Vallejo: ‘Alexander the Great’s library was the first step towards the internet’
The Spanish writer on how Papyrus, her bestselling history of literature in the ancient world, changed her life at a difficult moment, and why it’s a mistake to undervalue books

John Self

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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New exhibition to explore mythology of Alexander the Great
British Library showcases two millennia of storytelling inspired by the ancient Macedonian conqueror

Esther Addley

20, Oct, 2022 @7:06 PM

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Joyce Reynolds obituary
Classicist and academic who transformed our understanding of Roman imperial history

Tessa Dunlop

29, Sep, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Exposed by Caroline Vout review – the real Greek and Roman body
Forget the chilly perfection of marble sculpture – a Cambridge classicist presents ancient bodies in all their fleshy fallibility

Charlotte Higgins

08, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Peter Mackridge obituary
Pioneer of Modern Greek studies in British universities fascinated by questions of language and identity

Roderick Beaton

11, Jul, 2022 @3:08 PM

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UK school Latin course overhauled to reflect diversity of Roman world
New edition of Cambridge Latin Course to include more prominent female characters and better reflect empire’s ethnic mix

Sally Weale Education correspondent

10, Jul, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Learning Latin with Arthur Scargill et al
Letters: Novel ways of learning Latin are remembered by Dr Fiona Thompson, Deborah Lace and Dr Richard Towers


08, Apr, 2022 @4:09 PM

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Teachers encouraged to use Taylor Swift lyrics to make Latin accessible
Cambridge University academic writes guide suggesting Latin should be taught more creatively

Sally Weale

07, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Adrenaline-fuelled’: Punchdrunk return with the horrifically timely siege of Troy
After almost a decade away, the world-conquering theatre rebels are back with The Burnt City, an epic take on the ultimate war story. We meet them at their cavernous new premises

Charlotte Higgins

21, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Greeks by Roderick Beaton review – a global history
This survey reflects the depth and complexity of Greece, a small country with a world-conquering ethos

Katherine Fleming

10, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 books about the Roman empire | Greg Woolf
From Edward Gibbon to Asterix the Gaul, the astonishing endurance of the largest state Europe has ever known continues to inspire a compelling literature

Greg Woolf

08, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins; Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth by Jessie Burton – review
Weaving women and goddesses burst into life in two compelling new versions of the Greek myths

Hephzibah Anderson

28, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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