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Classical Contrasts 32 – Titus

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Titus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death. Before becoming emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judea during the … Continue reading

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Walking 32

‘Walking is mapping with your feet.’

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Classical Contrasts 31 – Silenus

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Silenus was a companion of the god of wine Dionysus and leader of the satyrs.  Sometimes a purveyor of wisdom.  Parentage various, including Pan and Hermes.  Figure: Silenus with the Infant Baccus, French School, c. 1800-99, bronze; origin Colworth House, … Continue reading

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Walking 31

I described my current walking and photography project on 29th January, saying, ‘I want to explore the often messy nature of urban walking in the changeable dour months of winter that will transition into hopeful early spring’. My walks had … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 30 – Satyrs

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Satyrs, lustful wild men of the woods devoted to drink and sex.  Sometimes depicted with horses or goats’ tail and legs.  Part of the retinue of Dionysus. Figures: herm of a satyr blowing a conch shell and herm of a … Continue reading

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Walking 30

‘We can walk,’ said Rose.  ‘Walking won’t do us any harm.’ 

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Classical Contrasts 29 – The Olympian Courtship

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Meleager offering Atalanta the head of the Calydonian Boar. Meleager, one of the Argonauts.  Host of the Calydonian boar hunt, he killed the boar and presented the skin to Atalanta.  Son of Oeneus and Althea. Atalanta a virgin huntress, who … Continue reading

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Walking 29

‘In the city, one is alone because the world is made up of strangers…’

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Walking 28

‘A bridge between imagination and reality must be built.’

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Walking 27

‘It Takes a Year to Walk Around the Sun’

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Walking 26

‘…the liberating possibilities of a good walk.’ 

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Classical Contrasts 28 – Nero

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Nero was Roman emperor from 54 to 68, the last ruler of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he was the son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, the sister of Emperor Caligula. Nero’s father died in … Continue reading

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Walking 25

‘A public space is the space we share with strangers,…’

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Walking 24

‘…surrealism’s domain was the street and the stroll was a crucial practice in its attempt to subvert and challenge our perceptions.’

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Walking 23

‘…making the invisible visible…’

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