Ancient and modern

Olive oil was the key to Roman excellence

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Owing to a rise in temperature in southern Europe and a reduction in rainfall, the production of olive oil this…

Aristotle’s advice for young protestors

18 May 2024 9:00 am

In his Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle (384-322 bc) sets about identifying the various headings under which you can be persuasive…

Were the Ancient Greeks shameless?

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Last week Mary Wakefield discussed the virtues of her ‘Victorian’ education, designed to stiffen the upper lip of the young…

How to survive in the ancient world

4 May 2024 9:00 am

A recent analysis has concluded that ‘British public opinion has got so used to things being bad/chaotic it’s hard to imagine…

What does the Olympic torch have to do with Hitler?

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The original Olympic Games established a basic canon of seven games unchanged over some 900 years: foot, horse and chariot…

What was it like to be noveau riche in Pompeii?

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Frescoes are always the lead story in reports of the latest finds from Pompeii, but they are only a part…

Were the Greeks right about justice?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

The Sentencing Council, consisting of various legal authorities, has told judges and magistrates to consider, when sentencing the young, their…

What would the Romans think of assisted suicide?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

What a song and dance about the end of life! Historians assure us that, among human beings, there is a…

What’s wrong with populism?

27 January 2024 9:00 am