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20-11-2014 11:17

Pavlos Avlamis

Pavlos Avlamis on Melvyn Bragg's "In our Time" Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aesop. According to some accounts, Aesop was a strikingly ugly slave who was dumb until granted the power of speech by the goddess Isis. Some modern scholars question whether he existed at all, but the body of work that has come down to us under his name gives us a rare glimpse of the popular culture of the Ancient World.

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31-10-2014 12:23

Halloween special: Did the Romans believe in ghosts?

Read all about it on the new AshLI blog, and hear Dr Llewelyn Morgan reading a genuine Roman ghost story.

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24-10-2014 11:46

Dr Alex Mullen awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize

Dr Alex Mullen of All Souls College has been awarded the American Historical Association’s 2014 James Henry Breasted Prize for Southern Gaul and the Mediterranean: Multilingualism and Multiple Identities in the Iron Age and Roman Periods (Cambridge Univ. Press)

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24-10-2014 10:01

From Obelisk to Orbit

The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD) goes into space

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15-10-2014 16:46

Getting rid of Geta – a scruffy inscription concealing a dark deed

The Ashmolean Latin Inscription Project blog describes "How Roman Britons kept on the good side of a bad emperor In 1672, a Roman altar was found on the south bank of the River Tyne at South Shields. Measuring over a meter in height, it had images of…

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02-10-2014 11:23

Prof Chris Pelling discussing Julius Caesar on BBC Radio 4

Melvyn Bragg and his guests (including Oxford's Prof Chris Pelling) discuss the life, work and reputation of Julius Caesar.

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