Just as Roman Emperors can seem familiar political figures we might imagine dissecting on social media, so also is it a potent part of their fascination that, like long-extinct apex predators, Suetonius' Caesars are alien, terrifying, strange. @holland_tom
Caesars and Sopranos: the Shadow of Suetonius - Antigone
TOM HOLLAND Ancient proof that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Originally one of a pair erected in Sais, Egypt, by Apries (Pharoah 589–570 BC), this obelisk was brought to Rome by Diocletian for the nearby Temple of Isis.
It is now located outside Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
#Egypt #Rome #Classics #AncientHistory #Herodotus
A mock epic on the UK pandemic response by @Aiannucci...
'Orbis Rex did battle with a wet and withered bat from Wuhan.'
“I know everyone’s meant to have a book in them, but I’d no idea mine would be a mock-heroic epic,” Iannucci said.
Armando Iannucci turns Boris Johnson’s Covid crisis from bad to verse with mock epic
In The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci satirised the decline of New Labour and then turned his attention to the ...
Odysseus and Polyphemus (1896)
Oil and tempera on panel
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
#Odyssey #Classics #MFA #Homer #GreekMythology
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“It’s like a jigsaw except there are missing pieces, damaged pieces that don’t fit and there is no cover on the box so we don’t know what the final images will look like" - AI expert on using robots to reassemble 1,000's of fresco fragments at Pompeii
Robot tackles the puzzles of Pompeii
The world’s toughest jigsaw puzzle may soon be solved after being left untouched, in pieces, at Pompeii for ...
The Pomodoro Technique is a great tool for beating procrastination. Devised by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s, it is named after the once ubiquitous tomato-shaped kitchen timers.
With modern distractions, this work/study method has only grown more effective.
The Weeping Rock on Mount Sipylus, Manisa, Turkey, has long been associated with Niobe, who mourns her 14 dead children. They were destroyed by Apollo and Artemis after Niobe insulted their mother, Leto.
#Classics #GreekMythology #hubris