Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

The Samuel Alexander building is a home to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC), it has a wonderful collection of plaster casts of Ancient Greek Art. In this short post I am going to discuss three of the casts and talk about the history and symbolism of the originals and why plaster casts … Continue reading Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

Read and Review – Visibility, Private Religion and the Urban Landscape of Amarna|Anna Stevens

For this week’s task I have to review Anna Stevens’ article ‘Visibility, Private Religion and the Urban Landscape of Amarna’ in 250 words. Below I include her abstract and my short review. “This short paper is concerned with private religion at Amarna, broadly considered as religion beyond official temple cult. It explores the visual influences—largely … Continue reading Read and Review – Visibility, Private Religion and the Urban Landscape of Amarna|Anna Stevens

Liverpool, Classical Architecture and Colonialism

In this blog post I discuss how Classical Reception influenced the Architecture of Liverpool. I'd like to thank Hardeep Dhinda for his help and advice on the topic, as it is one I wasn't familiar with. One of the reasons I became interested in the ancient world was due to how it still affects the … Continue reading Liverpool, Classical Architecture and Colonialism

A Mad Miscellany of Dedications and Votives

Votive Offerings and dedications are buildings and art that have been commissioned with the express purpose of honouring someone; be it a god, or man, or a city. Here, I chart a course of dedications from Asia Minor and how they change over time. The Geneleos Group The Geneleos Group is votive offering from the … Continue reading A Mad Miscellany of Dedications and Votives

The urban development of Rome in the Republic 400-100 BC

“Some would poke fun at their manners and customs, others at their achievements, others at the appearance of the city itself, which was not yet made beautiful in either its public or its private sections” – Livy, 40.5.7. This was the opinion of a Macedonian nobleman around 182 BC, and shows how some of the … Continue reading The urban development of Rome in the Republic 400-100 BC