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New Library of Alexandria (volume 3)

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“Dracchae” (Alice Mantese, MSc Classics & Ancient History, 2024) With their background in Theatre making and a love for the Classics, Alice decided to focus their project on the queer themes of Euripides’ Bacchae by readapting the play for a Drag-inspired performance, with the aim of making the story more accessible to a modern audience… Continue reading

New Library of Alexandria (volume 2)

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“Gorgoneion head” (Caitlyn Eldridge, MSc Ancient Cultures, 2024) Interested in recreating ancient art pieces into different mediums, Caitlyn is a recreating a gorgoneion head painted onto a vase into a cross stitch, while also explaining what and why the gorgoneion head was used for. “Siren Odyssey” (Felix Lee, MRes Classics, 2024) Intrigued by the disturbing… Continue reading

New Library of Alexandria

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The New Library of Alexandria is a creative colloquium founded by and created for postgraduate Classics students at the University of Glasgow. The group aims to create and engage in personal creative projects anchored in the ancient world. This allows its members to interact with history in new ways and expand their skill sets. Like… Continue reading

Classical Etymology, Italian Genealogy, and Jokes at my Expense

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by Adrastos Omissi My surname has always been something of a mystery to me. From as young as I can remember, I was very aware that it was odd – I learnt at an early age that it always had to be spelled out, and I have known the NATO phonetic letter for ‘s’ (Sierra)… Continue reading

Cleopatra VII’s Lost Mammisi and the work of Ralph Bodenstein

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by Kirsten Blackham (Classics PhD, University of Glasgow) While the search for Cleopatra’s tomb has been a central point of interest for archaeological research in the Ptolemaic period, there seems to be a curious lack of interest in the recovery of her Mammisi (or birth-temple) at Armant (ancient Hermonthis). Cleopatra VII’s Armant Mammisi is a… Continue reading