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Material Musings: Limestone Herakles from Nineveh

New blog post by Erasmus student Robert Schönell on a votive statuette of Herakles from Nineveh, Iraq.

Read the post here

Research Paper at Birmingham 23 Oct 2019

Alison Cooley is giving a research paper at the University of Birmingham's Classics Dept Seminar Series on Wed 23 Oct entitled 'Debating Tiberian political discourse'.

New publication on Augustus in JRS

New article by Alison Cooley critiquing the idea of the Augustan Principate:

New publication (open access): Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience

Galen's Treatise περὶ ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context: A tale of resilience, edited by Dr. Caroline Petit, Brill, 2019

In 193 AD, Galen of Pergamum, physician to the emperors, discloses crucial information in a letter to an unnamed friend. This long-lost text was rediscovered in 2005 by a then PhD student, and has since generated more literature than any other Galen text. In the wake of Vivian Nutton's authoritative translation (2013), this collection of essays addresses some of the many facets of the text, shedding new light on Galen, Rome, and the reign of Commodus.

Arising from a Wellcome-funded conference, the book is open access, courtesy of Brill and the Wellcome Trust.

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