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

Object Study: A Sickle with Flint Blades in the British Museum

Another Object Study on something in the British Museum, this time a sickle with flint blades. Museum Number: EA52861             Registration Number: 1914,0414.1 Dimensions: Height: 11.5cm | Length: 28.5cm Depth: 20.5cm | Weight: 267g Site: Thebes Context: Unknown, donated by George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (of Tutankhamun fame) Date: 18th … Continue reading Object Study: A Sickle with Flint Blades in the British Museum

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 Prima Porta Augustus and policy

The Prima Porta Augustus is often seen as the cover model (literally: Zanker (1980, 2001 print); Southern (2014, 2nd edition); Goldsworthy (2014)) of Augustus’ reign and all that it represents. The highly decorated statue was found 12km north of Rome in the Villa of Livia, Augustus’ wife. Current thought suggests that it was a marble … Continue reading The Prima Porta Augustus and policy