History

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts: Marking 40 years of a unique series

When Adrian and Lucinda Phillips published the first Classical Text in 1979, they could not have known either how successful the series would go on to become, or how long running. The series was however founded on the principle, still essential to it today, that it should make works in Greek or Latin accessible to … Continue reading

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The history of the Oxford Anonymous Chronicle – In Conversation with Dimitri J. Kastritsis

An Early Ottoman History focuses on the so-called 'Oxford Anonymous chronicle', a comprehensive history of the Ottoman dynasty in Turkish. We caught up with author Dimitri J. Kastritsis to discuss Ottoman history and what we can learn from the Oxford Anonymous Chronicle.  Could you tell us a bit about the Oxford Anonymous Chronicle and the history behind … Continue reading

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The ‘truth’ behind Atlantis – Christopher Gill on Plato’s Atlantis Story

Christopher Gill, author of Plato's Atlantis Story, discusses the philosophical significance of Plato's compelling Atlantis story and how the mythical city has captured our imagination throughout time.  Could you give us an overview of Plato’s Atlantis Story? First of all, it’s not just the story of Atlantis. That is the famous name, but it’s actually a tale … Continue reading

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Challenging perceptions on Columbanus and Jonas of Bobbio – an interview with Alexander O’Hara and Ian Wood

Perceptions on the life of Columbanus, Jonas of Bobbio and hagiography itself are changing in the eyes of historians. We interviewed Alexander O'Hara and Ian Wood, authors of the highly anticipated Jonas of Bobbio to find out more.  How long have you been working on Jonas of Bobbio? Have you encountered anything surprising in your research? O’ HARA: What … Continue reading

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Classical sculpture and the modern world – an interview with Elizabeth Bartman

Author of the newly released catalogue The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture, Elizabeth Bartman, discusses the history of the collection, sculptural restoration and how the qualities of the collection transcend into modern life with Chrissy Partheni of the World Museum, Liverpool. You have described yourself as an archaeologist of the storeroom, can you explain what that means? … Continue reading