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22-01-2014 10:16

A tophet outside Carthage

Carthaginians sacrificed own children, archaeologists say

Just as ancient Greek and Roman propagandists insisted, the Carthaginians did kill their own infant children, burying them with sacrificed animals and ritual inscriptions in special cemeteries to give thanks for favours from the gods, according to a new study. Josephine Quinn's research appears in the guardian online.

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15-01-2014 14:44

Martin West

Martin West is awarded membership of the Order of Merit

It is with enormous pleasure that we learn of the award to Martin West of membership of the Order of Merit.

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20-12-2013 10:29

Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

Today on the BBC website there is an article about The British Museum's 2013 show of artefacts from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Could even greater treasures - including lost works of classical literature - still lie underground? Dirk Obbink is interviewed.

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12-12-2013 12:27

Oxford Classics Documentary Shorts

The first OXCDocs film-making workshop took place in the Ashmolean Museum on Tuesday 29th October 2014. Fifteen Year 12 students from schools from all over the UK came for the one-day course, to learn how to plan and film short documentaries on objects in the museum’s collection.

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11-12-2013 17:40

100 years on and the final part of the Latin Dictionary is finished

On 11 December 2013 the British Academy publishes the final part of its monumental Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources. The Dictionary, with more than 58,000 entries in nearly 4000 pages, is the most comprehensive study ever produced of the vocabulary of Latin in the medieval period in Britain.

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30-10-2013 10:47

Celebrating Women in Classics

Somerville College Oxford, through the generosity of The Classics Conclave, played host to an exciting and forward-thinking event. The Oxford Women in Classics dinner brought together classicists of all generations and levels across Oxford, from DPhil students to Emeritus professors, in order to discuss and celebrate women's contribution to the subject of classics.

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