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yes I felt that a bit, as I hope I hinted!
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Silvers Memorial at A Don’s Life
exactly! sorry if there was an ambiguity
you are right! i was in yale...
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2017 on Home thoughts from Yale at A Don’s Life
thanks for that!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on The Wrong Caesars at A Don’s Life
well everything and nothing, that is the problem of the history of sexuality. There is obviously a biological continuum, and yes there were of course same sex partnerships in antiquity. The question is what those 'meant;, and how they were ideologised. That is what both Foucault and Halperin discuss. There are as I intiated two issues 1) there is no reason to suppose this couple were lovers (or that they were not) 2) and even if they were the term 'gay' is probably misleading
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2017 on Gays in Pompeii at A Don’s Life
there is quite a lot written... david halperin's '100 years of homosexuality' is a classic, drawing on Foucaults History of Sexuality. Soe of this line debated by eg Amy Richlin
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on Gays in Pompeii at A Don’s Life
afraid that is not so.. sex is the most cultural as well as natural activity
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on Gays in Pompeii at A Don’s Life
nothing sinister olivia... just that archaeology of this sort cannot indicate sexual preference, and indeed that there is a big difference between same sex sex in antuity and what we mean by 'gay anyway,
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2017 on Gays in Pompeii at A Don’s Life
it was the word 'upgrade' that I thought was odd in talking about fish and chips. And it didnt say what the other fish was.. not much of a choice
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2017 on Rhetoric in Ely at A Don’s Life
not at all.. at the discussion, i said that stonehenge was worse
i shall be safely tucked up in the library, dont worry!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2017 on The Hall of the Emperors at A Don’s Life
it's priority of ours to get this right... so hopefully all will work soon, m
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on The Vatican Experience at A Don’s Life
afraid it is not hugely likely, but i really hope you have a great time, m
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Seventh heaven at A Don’s Life
sorry! they are largely self portraits of past artist-fellows of the academy
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Seventh heaven at A Don’s Life
the excellent people who sell us our drink and coffee
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2017 on Seventh heaven at A Don’s Life
i have been considering it!
indeed i have and i end the lecture with it!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2017 on Herland at A Don’s Life
thanks really helpful piece.. gt youtube vid too
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2017 on Displacement activity at A Don’s Life
A shorthand Olivia.. I am quite happy though with the existence of Jesus, it's the rest..
Thanks jamie..! m
thanks david, I i hadnt checked the mirabilia...and will look at Holdenried i havent got to this part of my book yet beyond a couple of sentences in the first chapter
when this has died down, I may.. But I have seen this kind of thng far too often to be remotely optimistic. There is no sign that the author referred to anything other than the published correspondence I have
I am passing on all your problems with the new site to the mamagement. The whole of this one will NOT be lost I assure you. We are really wanting to get this right. I dont want to lose any of you, m
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on The Houghton Emperors at A Don’s Life
yes, to judge from I lot I have seen, Their problem is making Roman signify Republican not imperial
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on The Houghton Emperors at A Don’s Life
There is a rhetoric of warts and all realism in some of them, but that is I think different. Augustus is represented almost exactly the same his whole life
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on The Houghton Emperors at A Don’s Life