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The first issue of Orpheus is out! Thank you to all who submitted, it was a great haul this semester. Please don’t feel shy about commenting on each other’s work. … Continue reading

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From MUCAS to MUCLASS

Dean Hallet ♦ A snapshot of relatively recent Classics, Archaeology and Ancient World Studies orientated student groups at the University of Melbourne. This is by no means an exhaustive history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imperium and Lustrum by Robert Harris

Joe Constable ♦ Like so many classics students in the last decade I am writing my thesis on Cicero. I often ask myself why the small, pinched-faced politician from Arpinum … Continue reading

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The Slave

Marc Bonaventura ♦ I was hurrying through the busy streets of Pompeii on a hot summer’s day, eager to reach my destination. The sun was gleaming like a beacon in … Continue reading

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Practical Criticism of Euripides’ Andromache 898-956

Lin Li Ng ♦ Euripides’ Andromache tells the story of the fate of Andromache, the wife of Hector, after the Trojan War. In the play she is the concubine of … Continue reading

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Subject Reviews – CLAS40034: Classics Honours Seminar 1

Stephanie Forrest ♦ When I started down the path of Honours late last year, full of enthusiasm and with high expectations for 2013, I was disappointed to learn that the … Continue reading

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Subject Reviews – ANCW20015: Classical Mythology

D’Arcy Crossley ♦ This second year subject covers the mythology of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. All the well-known authors are covered: Hesiod, Homer, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, Livy, and others. … Continue reading

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Mythology Wordsearch

D’Arcy Crossley ♦       Achilles Aeneas Amun Apollo Ashur Gaia Heracles Homer Medea Odyssey Osiris Procne Pygmalion Romulus Titans Venus Zeus

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The Brazen Wall: A Preview

Stephanie Forrest ♦ This is an early scene from an extraordinarily long story I have been writing, which I have called The Brazen Wall. Largely inspired by my research for … Continue reading

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Carmen ad Animos Naturae

Andrew Adorno ♦ Ad animos silvarum, avete! Qui in silvas magnas habitatis, Qui in ramos arborum dormitis, Et qui tempus formosus celebritis Cum floribus multis, saltatione et amore.   Ad … Continue reading

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A Paean to the Classics Library and Winter Introverts

Kyle Conrau-Lewis ♦ quam multum diligo tranquillam bibliotecam! nunc est bruma dolens atque extera flamina fligunt. interea tamen ipse apricor biblioteca! hic intus calor est dum clamant frigida flabra. hic … Continue reading

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Ciceronian Disputations

Carla Schodde ♦ (CICERO knocks on the door to Assoc. Prof. Parshia Lee-Stecum’s office, which is half-open.) PARSHIA: Oh, please come in, Marcus. CICERO: (lingers in the doorway, somewhat affronted) … Continue reading

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Ancient Recipes – Roman Salad and Mesopotamian Palace Cake

Alice McInnes ♦ Roman Salad This recipe comes from the writings of Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella, in the first century CE. The Romans ate such salads as an entrée to … Continue reading

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Apotheosis: The Battle Between Physical Power and Social Power

Brigitte Garofalo ♦   Greek and Roman accounts on the apotheoses of Hercules and Romulus – while having some similarities – broadly differ in the importance they attribute to physical … Continue reading

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The Philistine Remains at Tell es-Safi/Gath: Their Regional and Transcultural Connections with the Aegean and Cyprus

Assoc. Prof. Louise Hitchcock ♦ Every July for the past seven years has been spent with a team of University of Melbourne students working in Area A, in the early … Continue reading

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Ode on a Tel

Miranda Gronow ♦ On chalky earth and rocky soil I stand – I learn that height is history. I step down two hundred years, or is it five? Three thousand … Continue reading

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