Corinthian helmet dedicated by Hiero of Syracuse after his victory over the Tyrrhenians (Etruscans) in 474 B.C. The inscription reads ΗΙΑΡΟΝ Ο ΔΕΙΝΟΜΕΝΕΟΣ / ΚΑΙ ΤΟΙ ΣΙΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΙ / ΤΟΙ ΔΙ ΤΙΡΡΑΝΟΝ ΑΠΟ ΚΥΜΑΣ: 'Hieron the son of Deinomenes and the Syracusans, dedicate (these arms) of the Tyrrhenians from Cumae to Zeus.'
Learning from experience: if you've used track changes on a Word document and then copy and paste the clean-looking, 'no markup' version, what you paste will have all past edits in it, one next to the other! You can solve this by making sure to click 'Accept all changes' before copying and pasting! #Word #patheimathos
My latest critique of the New Zealand government's proposed 'hate speech' laws, co-written with my Vic colleague Michael Johnston. #freespeech #parrhesia #isegoria https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2021/08/04/dr-james-kierstead-dr-michael-johnston-why-the-new-hate-speech-legislation-should-be-scrapped/
Age at death of skeletons from ancient Greece, according to John Laurence Angel's 1970s analysis and a later (1990s) re-analysis.
Thing are relatively good in the Bronze Age, not so great in the Dark Age, and steadily improve through archaic and classical times. #greece
Mein Interview mit dem Althistoriker Prof. Egon Flaig über Demokratie und Sklaverei in der Weltgeschichte. #Geschichte #history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZfV3ISpCQ&t=3084s
My piece for Antigone on the Greeks' two concepts of free speech, and what they might have to teach us today. #Classics #isegoria #parrhesia https://antigonejournal.com/2021/04/two-concepts-of-free-speech/
Senior Lecturer in Classics at Victoria. Democracy or bust, ελευθερία ή θάνατος, deus sive natura. Co-host, Free Kiwis! podcast
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