Classics

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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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Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins review – gloriously interwoven tales
The classical stories of eight weaving women are depicted on their looms’ warp and weft in this thoughtful, dazzlingly illustrated collection

Edith Hall

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mary Beard: ‘If we want to understand the pandemic, we need the arts’
The classicist on owning her TV image, dealing with internet trolls, and why her new book on Roman emperors sheds light on our preoccupation with statues

Rachel Cooke

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I rely on the Met Office to bring me sunshine | Brief letters
Letters: BBC weather forecasts | Pudding proofs | Trains to Antwerp | Latin gatekeepers | Geronimo’s end

Letters

19, Aug, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Requiescat in pace: no need to resurrect Latin in schools
Letters: Bob Ross is at odds with Tory plans to introduce Latin lessons in state schools

Letters

08, Aug, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Latin to be introduced at 40 state secondaries in England
£4m scheme will form part of government effort to counter subject’s reputation as elitist

Miranda Bryant

31, Jul, 2021 @11:14 AM

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Letter: Peter Needham obituary
Martin Dodsworth writes: The result was that he did not leave Uckfield but spent the second year of his service, he said, ‘cleaning the loos’

Martin Dodsworth

27, Jul, 2021 @4:47 PM

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The Guardian view on the art of lexicography: ancient Greek lives on
Editorial: Old languages are far from dead – and knowledge of their subtleties advances by the day

Editorial

28, May, 2021 @4:38 PM

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English dictionary of ancient Greek ‘spares no blushes’ with fresh look at crudity
Words Victorian-era Greek lexicon translated as ‘to wench’ or ‘do one’s need’ have been given much earthier new readings at Cambridge for modern students of classics

Alison Flood

27, May, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Peter Needham obituary
Other Lives: Classics teacher at Eton who came to prominence with his Latin translations of Harry Potter

David McKie

18, May, 2021 @5:02 PM

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