Monthly Archives: June 2014

Love Bites

One of the more bizarre stories of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the Luis Suárez biting incident: Uruguay’s striker, currently playing for Liverpool, bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. Suárez has a remarkable history of this peculiar behaviour: Meanwhile, the incident … Continue reading

Posted in Carmina Epigraphica, Epigraphy, Poetry | Tagged | 2 Comments

Ulpian and Cicero on Internet Security

A strange thing happened the other day. On one of the main Classics-related listservs, the Liverpool-based ‘Classicist list‘, an email that contained several internal, private email messages (that clearly were never intended to be seen by anyone other than their … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , ,

Pygmalion Takes the Turing Test

A few days ago, my colleague Prof. Kevin Warwick organised a Turing test competition at the Royal Society in London (in conjunction with the University of Reading), on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Alan Turing‘s death. Hailed as a … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , ,

Children, Love, and Memory

Reading’s magnificent Saint Laurence church houses many a Latin inscription, some of which date back as far as the late medieval period. Among these treasures, there is a remarkable funerary monument, dedicated to one Martha Hamley: The monument displays a … Continue reading

Posted in Epigraphy, History of Reading | Tagged , ,