Diversitas et Multiculturalismus

Originally posted on Sphinx:
This isn’t the Summer of Love; it may be the Summer of Bad-Tempered Arguments About Classics and Racism. Over in the US, Sarah Bond‘s articles on the ‘white-washing’ of classical statues – that is, why do we think of them in terms of gleaming white marble when they were actually painted?…

Roman writing

Originally posted on Sancton Wood Classics:
Recently, my daughter has been nagging me to help her make a wax tablet. She is five, obsessed with Romans and a keen reader of her Usborn book on Romans. This week I finally agreed. Off we went to the wine shop up the road to ask if they…