Tag Archives: Ovid

You’ve got the butterflies all tied up: Strike diary 10

The last 24 hours have been filled with drama. At 8 pm yesterday, a tweet by the Financial Times pensions correspondent, Josephine Cumbo (who has been doing excellent work throughout this dispute), announced that an agreement had been reached between … Continue reading

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Learning is like growing plants: strike diary 4

I have been on the pickets again today. It took me three hours to thaw after the three hours I spent in the sub-zero temperatures. We are now getting two days’ respite, as the strike action is an escalating one (two … Continue reading

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Metamorphoses: changes are shifting outside the words

I have just come back from the Classical Association Conference, the biggest classics conference in the UK, which this year was held in Edinburgh. This was a very good ‘vintage’, with among other things, a wonderful panel on crime writing … Continue reading

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A pilgrimage to Asclepius

Mondays are a bit tricky for the tourist craving her dose of historical sites in Italy. Most museums and archaeological sites are closed. Big Boy T (who, as he pointed to me, is 7 years and 1/3 rather than 7 … Continue reading

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A stretch in time

The Greeks and Romans recognised pregnancy could have some serious effects on the female body. Here, I will leave aside serious issues such as uterine prolapse, haemorrhoids and fistulas, and will concentrate on the – arguably – more frivolous question of … Continue reading

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