Category Archives: Ancient Greece

Trimming hedges

It has been a very long time since I last wrote. In fact, this has been the longest interval since I started blogging. The last few months have been rather difficult, for various reasons. On the positive side, Little Boy G … Continue reading

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Of mice and frogs

As British MPs debate whether or not to bomb Syria, insulting and bullying each other as they go along, I came across the most delightful critique of the idiocy of war. It is a short ‘epic’ Greek poem entitled¬†Batrachomyomachia, the¬†War … Continue reading

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Nursing dolly

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a new project, which is really exciting. Together with other members of staff at Cardiff University, we are planning an event for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which is a … Continue reading

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Playing the bear

Today, I wanted to go to the temple of Artemis at Brauron. Artemis is my favourite Greek goddess. She is the goddess of wilderness; of transitions from childhood to adulthood (in particularly for girls); the one of protects women in … Continue reading

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Island hopping

Today was Easter, and as a treat, I took Big Boy T on a cruise around the Saronic Gulf. A cruise is not my idea of fun: I suffer from sea sickness (although I can deal with the Aegean on … Continue reading

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The Sacred Way

Today Big Boy T and I followed the path of those who sought to be initiated into the mysteries of Demeter in antiquity. The purist would walk the 20km or so from the Athenian Acropolis to Eleusis on the Sacred … Continue reading

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Deep into the caves

We are doing it again: research-assistant extraordinaire Big Boy T (7 years 3/4) and I are on a research trip. This time we are in Greece and our travels will focus on Athens and Attica. We arrived yesterday afternoon and … Continue reading

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