Work in progress: current PhD research
- Giulia Frigerio, The impact of the laurel on Apolline divination: affecting the mind without the use of drugs
- Andy Bates, New investigations and survey of Iron Age Hillforts at Bigbury and Oldbury
Archaeology Fieldwork Presentations
- Fred Birkbeck, Archaeological Fieldwork on our Campus: Mesolithic to Medieval.
- Dr Luke Lavan, Otford Late Roman Villa, Kent: Trench 2.
- Dr David Walsh, Gods in Bronze: Contextualising the Temple Precinct at Industria, Piedmonte.
- Dr Ada Nifosi, The Frogs in Ancient Egypt
The chorus of the frogs in the underworld is often said to play a minor role in Aristophanes’ play The Frogs although it gives the play its title. However the amphibians refer to their participation at a very old Athenian festival in honour of Dionysus called the Anthesteria, which celebrates the coming of spring. While the connection between frogs and spring rebirth in Greece is difficult to explain, in ancient Egypt frogs have a strong connection with fertility, birth and rebirth which can be seen in myths, amulets, religious festivals and personal objects.
Greek Play in English
- Aristophanes Frogs (dress rehearsal recording)