African Athena

The appearance of Martin Bernal’s Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed genealogy of the ‘fabrication of Greece’ and his claims for the influence of ancient African and Near Eastern cultures on the making of classical Greece, questioned many… Read More African Athena

Searching London for My ‘Third Place’

Originally posted on Longreads:
Jessica Brown | Longreads | July 2017 | 10 minutes (2,605 words) ? After a quick stop at a Jamaican food stall at the outdoor Borough Market, I parted with my lunchtime companion and began my solitary journey through the heart of London, with City Hall on my right, the Thames…

Linking the Ancient World Online, with Sebastian Heath

Originally posted on Classics Confidential:
Sebastian Heath is Research Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. At ISAW he is working to establish a program of digital publication. Initial results are available at and . He is also a member of various field projects, including…

East Africa and the Classical Tradition

Originally posted on Classics Confidential:
Welcome to the third episode in our new series of audio podcasts! We’re delighted to have teamed up with Carla Bocchetti from IFRA (French Institute for Research in Africa) in Nairobi to produce an episode all about a new volume that she’s edited, East Africa, Global History and the Classical Traditions. …