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Fasti Online in 2015

by Elizabeth Fentress Thanks in part to the valuable support of the Classical Association the Fasti Online project (http://www.fastionline.org) has flourished over the past three years.  We have added over a thousand sites, and there are now almost 3,500 excavations in … Continue reading

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More Theatre 2015

by Philip Hooker Never have there been so many professional productions of ancient drama in UK theatres – including, now, three major productions of the Oresteia.      This follows the success of the Helen McCrory Medea  (seen in cinemas as part … Continue reading

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A Million Hits on YouTube…Animation and Teaching Roman History

By Ray Laurence What happens when the son of a Professor of Roman History brings home his Key Stage 2 project on the Romans?  First thing, wife of Professor reveals to school Zak’s dad is slipping in and out of … Continue reading

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Sam Hood translation prize 2015

Readers are invited to submit entries for the 2015 Sam Hood translation prize. The judges are keen to encourage elegant and stylish translations from Greek and Latin prose and verse.  Try your hand at translating any one of the following … Continue reading

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The Cambridge Greek Lexicon Project

By Professor Richard Hunter FBA The Cambridge Greek Lexicon Project will make available, both in print and online, an entirely new Greek-English lexicon, aimed at everyone who wants to read, learn or teach Greek, based on a re-reading of the … Continue reading

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The CA and the NordClass Initiative

In February this year the Classical Association’s Honorary Secretary, Dr Emma Stafford (Leeds), attended the inaugural meeting of NordClass at Göteberg University, alongside delegates from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  She had been invited to talk about the history and … Continue reading

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World Cinema 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker The Oscars are over, film buffs have been identifying the films which are due to emerge in 2015. These are the ones with classical themes. We start with Christopher Honore’s Metamorphoses, briefly mentioned in the last … Continue reading

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‘Teaching with Ancient Artefacts’: JACT INSET day for Secondary Teachers at the Ashmolean Museum

By Dr Jane Masséglia Classics teachers are multi-taskers: in any given week they might be found teaching languages, literature, and history topics across a great chronological range. And yet, some will admit to being reluctant about using archaeological material in their … Continue reading

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Spring Books 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker The Bookseller has just published its Buyers’ Guide of books due in the first half of 2015.  These are books which publishers have nominated as books which should appeal to the general reader.  This note picks out … Continue reading

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UK Theatre 2015

by Mr Philip Hooker Programmes for UK theatre productions are mostly announced in November, too late for inclusion in a December CA News print article.   So this blog provides a better and timelier way of describing what classical works are … Continue reading

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