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oh dear.. i knew it didnt look write!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Saturnalian laughter at A Don’s Life
Yes The truth is I pressed "publish" not "save" when I went to bed!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Saturnalian laughter at A Don’s Life
working title: SPQR: a history of ancient Rome hope that's ok, m
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Book progress at A Don’s Life
certainly two, maybe more???
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Book progress at A Don’s Life
Don't worry O there's not much fighting!
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2014 on Book progress at A Don’s Life
I don't see that the Greeks or Macedonians could give an easy model for a territorial empire. The Achaemenids possibly, but wonder how Romans could get it under their belt.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on Book progress at A Don’s Life
Child "exposure" was relatvely common. Probably more girls than boys, but both sexes (esp the sickly looking)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on Book progress at A Don’s Life
i dont think it is as simple as that. tried to explain view in my parthenon book,
so far as i know there has never been a request from greece to the bm for a loan, except for one delivered through the media. if you can correct me, i;d be really grateful. there has never to my knowledge (going back 15 years or so.. before that I cant say) been a ban on them travelling. on the vandalic destruction, i did quite a lot of work on this for my book on the parthenon, and I am afraid it is more complicated than you sggest. cultural heritage usually is.
gosh thanks, I hadnt seen that, m
i shouldnt have tried to do it on the airport! sorry, changed.
Of course the boundary is blurry...! I think it is something close to the "accessibility" criterion for some lit prizes. Accessible (or public) doesn't mean 'easy' -- it may require that the reader etc needs to work hard, but that work will be rewarded. I think some esoteric history is important and necessary.. I've done some in my time. But that is a different question
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on The new Public History Prize at A Don’s Life
It must speak to those outside the academy, without dumbing down.. inclusive, not exclusive
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on The new Public History Prize at A Don’s Life
I have searched for it and not found!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on The new Public History Prize at A Don’s Life
one after my own heart!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on The adventures of Lord Elgin's son at A Don’s Life
Well I will take that as a compliment even if it isnt meant that way! So far as I know (though correct if I am wrong) the last thing I did on the radio was a Good Read, recorded in August. If you have heard anything else, it has been a repeat... !
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on The adventures of Lord Elgin's son at A Don’s Life
have sent the comment on!
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2014 on Changes at the TLS at A Don’s Life
Sorry. I have been operating with my iPhone and one sometimes misses things.
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2014 on What does David Cameron tweet? at A Don’s Life
I fear i don't agree (but then I wouldn't, would I!). For a start, Cambridge isnt the leafy place it's cracked up to be. Second, I am not a toff and I believe that I do have some grip (privileged as my life now might seem) on how an "average" person manages. I think the point of my post was to recognise public concern, but to suggest that the solution might be more complicated.. that there might be deeper reasons involved . . . and that the simple answer could actually make things worse not better,
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2014 on A Latin learning parable at A Don’s Life
to be honest, READING and engaging with Latin literature is more than google translate can offer. i've seem what it makes of virgil!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2014 on A Latin learning parable at A Don’s Life
dear all.. this is now way off topic... some commenter are behaving impeccably, others... well you know who you are. I think that I am publishing no more on this topic. lets move on (and aim for concision???)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on A day at Cheltenham at A Don’s Life
On shoes! someone will have to tell me how to load a pic into a comment! Else I will append to a futire post. Thanks Jamie, by the way, about intellectual disagreement. Think you have it spot on.. we're not imagining that everyone should agree with each other, but that we ought to DEBATE intellectual disagreement, not just abuse or shit up.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on A day at Cheltenham at A Don’s Life
whoops i seem to have gone back on my scottish referendum decision.. will post what is in the pipeline then .... ok?
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on A day at Cheltenham at A Don’s Life
thanks.. john clarke, looking at laughter!
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on A day at Cheltenham at A Don’s Life
I thought someone would challenge that sooner! (and suggest free bus passes for young men)