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Toggle Commented 11 hours ago 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
5-ish!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Chapter seven at A Don’s Life
another 200 years only!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Chapter seven at A Don’s Life
Both those points are possible I think.. to be honest i think it is very difficult to legislate one's way out of entrenched power prejudice.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Chapter seven at A Don’s Life
blimey, that's a bit mean. I can assure you that having anything to do with a PhD on S Sudan (beyond pouring out the occasional g and t) is way beyond my paygrade. Likewise with mid 20th century Arabic literature.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on Celebrating in Durham at A Don’s Life
you are right, it was a year's fixed term. I hadn't quite figured what the reason was but that sounds v plausible.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2015 on The election starting gun at A Don’s Life
cant work the link! is it my stupidity?
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on The election starting gun at A Don’s Life
you are right. i had missed that! apologies, m
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on The REF post mortem -- and hype at A Don’s Life
Hi! Hope Borneo is still good!
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2015 on Happy New Year and being Sixty at A Don’s Life
spend a lot of time in usa... not a military type myself, to say the least, but very grateful to tolerance of usa for the likes of me, so I guess a thank you.
enjoy! as i will,m
samuel is back in south sudan...he has a job with the university teaching english (though i dont think he is paid much) and he is organising english classes more generally, raising money for it etc . sadly his father is believed to have died in the recent conflicts
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2014 on Saturnalian laughter at A Don’s Life
they are not individually identified.. only the numbers!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2014 on The REF post mortem -- and hype at A Don’s Life
oh dear.. i knew it didnt look write!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2014 on Saturnalian laughter at A Don’s Life
Yes The truth is I pressed "publish" not "save" when I went to bed!!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2014 on Saturnalian laughter at A Don’s Life
working title: SPQR: a history of ancient Rome hope that's ok, m
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on Book progress at A Don’s Life
certainly two, maybe more???
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 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