The Byzantine Republic

I recently finished reading a book on an aspect of the Classical world that neither I, nor many other Classicists likely have thought much about. The book is Anthony Kaldellis’ The Byzantine Republic, which deals with the Eastern Roman Empire (called by modern scholars “Byzantine”) which ruled a fluctuating area centred on Anatolia and the... Continue Reading →


I’m Late to the bandwagon again – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

[Note:  This was first published a few years ago on Res Gerendae, the collaborative blog of the Cambridge Faculty of Classics' graduate students;  visit it at] Like many of my colleagues, my engagement with this century’s pop culture is rather erratic.  There are quite a few major crazes that have largely passed me by (wasn’t... Continue Reading →

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