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There is quite a lot on this question in the book. How did the Romans see their world?
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2015 on Sorry . . . at A Don’s Life
Sorry! SPQR. The one just about to come out. M
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2015 on Roman graves at A Don’s Life
Thanks. It was remarkable enough to get picked up in newspapers of the time. Great confusion of scipios. And reason as inappropriate for any scipio as presumably for mrs wood.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2015 on Roman graves at A Don’s Life
Thanks to all for your good wishes. The knee is better, though not yet cured. Good sleep last night, ice, elevation and occasionally a tubi-grip.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2015 on Bad lucks at A Don’s Life
yes, I fear only one session this year... which will be partly on ancient history. And no Latin poem hired this year. You could complain to the management!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2015 on Nuns in the hills at A Don’s Life
well to be honest we couldnt have any more; but you can do a lot in 15 hard minutes in front of one painting.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on Nuns in the hills at A Don’s Life
I was going to, but my pics are really bad...!!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on Nuns in the hills at A Don’s Life
Two favourites are Lullingstone and Chedworth!
Many apologies for the delay in posting comments; I have been out of internet access!
If not from outset, then very soon
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2015 on The very last stages of the book at A Don’s Life
No it is going to printers in a few weeks. Things can be quick these days. M
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2015 on The very last stages of the book at A Don’s Life
To say it is for the intelligent reader is a bit of a cliche. I hope that nerds will find something new but no prior knowledge of Rome is required!
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2015 on The very last stages of the book at A Don’s Life
I think you will find that that is the mean.. and the median is less,
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Name and shame at A Don’s Life
Juliana is a freelance copy editor witha classics degree.. so perfect
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on Self-judgement at A Don’s Life
thank you... how nice of you... whether I am lucky or unlucky to have "jaunts" abroad I will leave it for others to decide. But I can tell you they are very hard work... perhaps my desire not to irritate with stories of exhaustion from working away (look at her complaining about another flight..) has misled.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2015 on Tragic travel at A Don’s Life
Thanks Olivia! Lets blame it on the heat, and try to recapture the spirit of gentle courtesy and constructive criticism...I have "not published' a few in the last week or so, and I dont like that. On the Campari Spritz. I think it is worth knowing for anyone visiting an exhibition, for work or not, that after 3 hours solid concentration and precious few seats, that refreshment is available, whether orange juice, cake or in my case Campari Spritz.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2015 on Tragic travel at A Don’s Life
Do professors not makes something? Well books for a start. On travel I dont think A Dennis has read carefully enough. I explicitly counted myself in when it comes to a Mediterranean beach. Whether I take holidays now... well not really (I have a week booked this year)... I think that there is an interesting point to debate about travel for research, conferences, for work etc. But that is a rather different question and it damn sure isnt holiday.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2015 on Tragic travel at A Don’s Life
that's all really helpful. yes there is to be an index, and I will take care of the maps! glad to know they are appreciated, m
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2015 on The die is cast at A Don’s Life
Thanks for putting me right on that, m
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Stairway to heaven at A Don’s Life
I may not have been clear enough about the play and exploration.. the show, as I say, is an attempt to undermine the traditional image of the "blackamoor"... in a show of black images by black artists, taking some of the tropes and upturning them. There is no intention in this show to affirm the traditional image, quite the reverse. It does it artfully and thoughtfully.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Sculptures die too at A Don’s Life
i dont think you saw the in joke.. when i was trolled by a silly young man a couple of years ago I said publicly that I wanted to smack his bottom (and tell his mum... ). and i was parodying the ideas of gendered discourse. geddit?
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on 50 shades of sexism at A Don’s Life
Thanks, D. The trouble is that I at least dont know how all this 'shedding' was done...but there seem to me to be two issues here 1) what counts as reputational risk and what criteria should be applied for all these positions (as tohu above more than hints). I can foresee a time when we all have to do an on line discrimination course before we grade anyone; well in some cases we do. When the trouble is that is is fantastically easy to get 100% in test and have views like TH seems to have! The point is that it has protected the institution, not the candidates ("Everyone of our graders has done a discrimination course") 2) how the "shedding" is done, on the basis of what info. It is clear what would happen if it was a contractual position...but honorary is different obviously. Ultimately I dont want universities in which there were no "sexists", the ultra right wing... etc I want the institution to manage fairness...and find ways of ensuring that beyond an online exam.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2015 on 50 shades of sexism at A Don’s Life
others would.. a set of transactions that go beyond, rightly or wrongly, the rules... some people get given, some dont. that is a problem
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Corrupt...moi? at A Don’s Life
I think that quite a few of you excellent commenters dont see the complexities of all this. More than 30 years ago I was just about finishing my PhD and (as then was) it had to be typed. I was fretting with my supervisor about the cash required for that... he went to his cheque book and gave me a cheque for £100 (that paid then). When I asked how I should repay him, he just said.. do it for someone else one day. I hope I have.... I know this is different from the precise issues we are talking about. I can see all the things that might be the matter with this (who doesnt get offered that? what about the supervisors who cant afford that? etc )But i would rather I world in which that was possible than one in which it wasnt.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Corrupt...moi? at A Don’s Life
to be honest I dont think this happens now (well not to me), but i do think that the best way of dealing with it is not going to fbi, but "accepting" the gift, passing it on or whatever, and making your decision as ever.. what is the point of trying to prosecute the briber/giver... just get on with the job. (that would stop it in the end!)
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on Corrupt...moi? at A Don’s Life