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best pun of the month!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Taking Suetonius seriously at A Don’s Life
Ah.. now I have checked, I had read that article in Artibus and Historiae. And, to be honest, it was one of the things that made me cross..eg the attemt to match up Suetonian descriptions to what we see in images (try that with Augustus!) and a rather mechanistic approach to cameo sources. In fact the Tiberius here is not at all unlike the Tiberius seen on Roman coins (eg the so-called Tribute Penny)
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on What's in a name? at A Don’s Life
You will find different perspectives in Peter Heather's books and Bryan Ward Perkins's. Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on What's in a name? at A Don’s Life
as you will have guessed, I havent yet gone back to the nitty gritty of this (still remember being struck by the bad arguments of much of the literature on Agrippina and Tiberius). Thanks for the reference.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on What's in a name? at A Don’s Life
Of course I agree with both of you... but I challenge anyone who has taught Tacitus' Annals not to have used it (and I bet that was true for the teachers of the second century AD too!)
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2016 on What does the Latin actually say? at A Don’s Life
so far as i can see, this iso 9000 is not to do with the eu.. i fear it may be a myth that bureaucracy will disappear after brexit. maybe the reverse.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2016 on Feedback loop at A Don’s Life
mmmm... need to work on that! Pity the snow above Delphi isnt reliable!
thank you!
Hi Jackie, I dont mind people enjoying them...honest. It's just the wholesale takeover of the BBC that I find a bit depressing... BBC4 seems to be almost entirely sport. I miss it!
yes indeed there is... you will have to wait for my review!
It was the paper version!
Dear Sergio and Hilde, Glad we ALL have pleasant memories... review will be in the TLS over next couple of weeks I think.
Indeed I do!
i fear it s as I said the fruit of experience, and the desire not to feel obliged to send dozens of emails along the lines of "I didnt actually say that...!" Expertae crede on this one.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2016 on The slipperiness of democracy at A Don’s Life
I can tell you from experience that on a subject like this (especially in online media) if you dont say that loud to start with, some people will get cross, not finish the piece and then write to you more or less aggressively ('so you dont approve of democracy then..'). Then you reply to say, err read on, and can spend hours on it. Once bitten...
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2016 on The slipperiness of democracy at A Don’s Life
and we dont yet fully know... when the 'leaders'commented, they were assuming it was what it appeared to be.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2016 on The slipperiness of democracy at A Don’s Life
trouble is that legal deposit (in england, bl, bod and cambridge ul) only applies to books published in uk....
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on What happens to dead library books at A Don’s Life
In case you are wondering... I published Fred's comment as a reminder of the kind of response we are usually free of here! (I dont think he had actually read what I wrote)
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2016 on How not to run a referendum at A Don’s Life
let me assure you that it was me and me alone who paid for the wine and curry! mary
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2016 on The long wait at A Don’s Life
and thank you too (flavour of today)
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on 'Thank you' goes a long way at A Don’s Life
thanks rosie
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on 'Thank you' goes a long way at A Don’s Life
i wonder about that!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on 'Thank you' goes a long way at A Don’s Life
recent trips for book, answer = all expenses, but nothing more. Other times i do get a fee, but after tax and travel usually not more than a few hundred quid in pocket And I am very keen to speak to those institutions that cant pay.. I am not in the big league
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Citizenship for sale at A Don’s Life
To be honest, I wasnt suggesting more Classics regius chairs... just arts and humanities in general
i agree about means testing.. but it should not be too difficult to have a button on the licence website to allow over 75s to pay if they want to?