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Yes I was making the "island" mistake all the time we were in Spain! And it has now got ingrained, partly because it looks like one! I will change in due course when everyone has had time to gloat at my error. I am grateful to Mr Bulley for throwing me a lifeline. I repeatedly make the same mistake with Knidos too.
Toggle Commented 7 hours ago on What is Gibraltar for? at A Don’s Life
Thanks... something of a blot on my research skills not to have done that!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Roman History -- by a lady at A Don’s Life
thanks all.. for those suggestions. i will report back!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Hispania Romana at A Don’s Life
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Roman History -- by a lady at A Don’s Life
I do it in Lent as it gives a cultural validation. If you say no thanks it's lent people respect that
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on On not managing Lent at A Don’s Life
Well. I very much doubt it really is furnilla. But it is certainly roman. My shorthand was sloppy I guess. The idea would be that the Romans "inherited" those normative ideas and then played with them.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on Marcia Furnilla at A Don’s Life
Ok.. here are the real experts Prof Peter Kruschwitz: I trust you know G. Herrlinger, Totenklage um Tiere? It's pretty comprehensive. And Dr Thonemann, from Oxford: It's a perfectly bona fide pig, killed in the course of an Edessan festival, probably to Demeter. The pig's owner had come a long way (along the via Egnatia, nicely described in the epigram) as a pilgrim to the festival. The pig was run over by a four-horse chariot carrying a monumental phallus (depicted on the stele) during the main festival procession. This numinous death gave the pig's owner the spooks, and prompted the surprisingly lavish high-quality stele for the unfortunate porker. The pig's owner had probably been intending to sacrifice this very pig later on in the course of the very same festival. Just think – if you'd brought a pig a hundred miles to sacrifice it at a festival, only to find that the goddess preferred to see it crushed under the wheels of a chariot carrying an enormous willy, wouldn't you set up a stele to commemorate it? He cites: François Chamoux, here: http://www.persee.fr/web/ouvrages/home/prescript/article/efr_0000-0000_1974_ant_22_1_1671?_Prescripts_Search_tabs1=standard& . . . and a few years later, by Nicolas Nikolaou, here: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/reg_0035-2039_1985_num_98_465_1418 Arent blogs great.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on The pig's epitaph at A Don’s Life
ah you mean about me signing that letter about no platforming on campuses! the disturbance amounts to hundreds of tweets and emails when I should be writing, but I think i must cone back to it later!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2015 on Cast museums at A Don’s Life
Oh blimey.. did I put "third". Sorry, will change.. what was I thinking? m
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2015 on The culture of entrapment at A Don’s Life
Thanks so much, I didnt know that, m
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Cicero Letters at A Don’s Life
do you check who signed the petition after you..? besides, I would reject the line of following ones friends (the orwell line). that way lies knee jerk tribalism, which stifles all kinds of free debate. And I would just reiterate what i said in the blog, underlying this not simply a question of 'platforming'. Greer for example has plenty of platforms. It is a question of having her to DEBATE with us.. of exposing her and those who support her to challenge, and of refining our own arguments. That seems to me to be a basic foundation of politics
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
seems obvious now, but when i wrote my thesis in 70s, the standard line was 'these letters show us the true cicero" amazingly, it took a long time for me to convince people of what now seems self evident
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Cicero Letters at A Don’s Life
natacha already sent it went she wrote it.... thanks anyway.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
I have already read it.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
i was surprised I have to say at the vitriol from the trans side. blimey tell me if i am a transphobe; but 60 tweets in roughly an hour telling me that I am... well that was counterproductive
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
spot on
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
thank you, i have to say that p tatchells record is far above mine.. the idea that they could attack him in that way was worrying.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
thanks.. seems old fashioned but we need to keep some common sense here
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
thank you so much...i do agree that some of the views are misguided, but they need debate
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
thank you so much for that and other support
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
i fear that this was very tied to a uk storm about teaching and nuns.... my suspicion is/was that most of those in the press sounding off had no idea about the current state or training of catholic teaching orders. i had hoped that someone out there might know how many nuns/sister were teaching in uk schools.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2015 on Do nuns teach? at A Don’s Life
thank you
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on Political Book of the Year at A Don’s Life
yes paddypower is a sponsor
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 on Political Book of the Year at A Don’s Life
Well, my worry about this one is how much of the whole procedure was an antiquarian invention/recreation of the first century BC. I dont mean entirely ... but some of the lovingly recouted weird bits?? Standard view is in J Rich, Declaring war at Rome in the era of transmarine expansion (vel sim)
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2015 on How to write at A Don’s Life
thanks Jane I have alerted Profile about the problem
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Chapter seven at A Don’s Life