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Our new publication is out!

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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Conquer Campus – an O-week Amazing Race

An amazing race run by the Melbourne University Greek Association along with the Classics and Archaeology Students Society. Free entry with the potential to win cash, merchandise, coffee and food … 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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