Monthly Archives: March 2016

Riding the Snail

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As part of the project on Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata, I’ve been looking at the history of automata in Greek and Roman antiquity. As well as Hero’s treatise, there are occasional brief references to devices that may (or perhaps may not be) automata. The evidence is tantalising and gives hints about how… Continue reading

Workshop “Constructing Identities in Antiquity and Early Middle Ages”

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As part of my research project on Gaza in late antiquity, I am organising, together with my colleagues Maijastina Kahlos and Katja Ritari, a one-day workshop on the construction and representation of identities from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, room 136 Time: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 9am… Continue reading