History meets fiction in Doctor Who, ‘The Fires of Pompeii’

Back in spring 2008 the new Doctor Who was entering its fourth season. David Tennant was the Doctor, Catherine Tate was his companion Donna, and Pompeii was the destination of their first journey through time together.…


Bringing Ancient Greek Drama to Life (Part Two): What’s ‘knock-knock’ in Ancient Greek?

As the second of two features marking Cambridge University Press’ sponsorship of the Cambridge Greek Play 2013, Dr Oliver Thomas, incoming Editor of The Cambridge Classical Journal, considers some of the ways of translating (and not translating) an ancient Greek play to keep it amusing.


Bringing Ancient Greek Drama to Life

‘All human skills are from Prometheus’..or so Prometheus claims in the ancient Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound.  As the first of two features marking Cambridge University Press’ sponsorship of the Cambridge Greek Play 2013, Dr Oliver Thomas, incoming Editor of The Cambridge Classical Journal, explores the enduring fascination of the figure of Prometheus.


Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum: Unearthing the treasures in the British Museum’s exhibition

The British Museum is currently hosting a fascinating exhibition looking at life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. It will be running until the 29th September 2013, and you can find out further information here.…


Sport, Competition and the Olympics: One year on…

This post has been adapted from the Blog post entitled ‘The Olympics: One year on…’ posted on The Classical Association Blog on 23rd May 2013.


Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome

Professor Catharine Edwards is a member of The Journal of Roman Studies Editorial board and has contributed to a number of Classics journals.


Making the most out of a conference: A practical guide to writing and delivering a paper

This post has been adapted from Dr Liz Gloyn’s post ‘Getting the most out of the CA conference’ posted on The Classical Association Blog in February 2012.…


Greece is the word? Challenge yourself with some Classic crosswords from Greece & Rome

Greece & Rome  is a journal which delivers scholarly research to a wide audience. Its ambition to challenge younger audiences, in particular school age children studying Ancient Greek and Latin, led to the journal publishing crosswords on a regular basis from 1932 to 1946, with additional puzzles in 1962 and 1970.…


How to get your book published, part 3

Cambridge University Press Social Science Publisher John Haslam offers a few final notes on getting your first book ready for publication.  In his posts, John focuses on revised theses and other first books, but many of the issues are common across all publishing proposals.…


Vesalius Revisited: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica – A Remarkable Discovery

A momentous history of medicine article appears in a recent issue  of Medical History journal, which is housed in the Centre for Global Health Histories at York: ‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.…