Tag Archives: Archaeology

Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. He was educated in Hampshire, and then brought back to … Continue reading

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Paris Parks and Assyriology for Beginners

Noon on an April Tuesday. Processing blurbs for forthcoming titles. One, packed with engravings, invites a pause: The Parks, Promenades and Gardens of Paris (1869) by the English horticulturalist William Robinson (1838–1935). Ceasing my labours, I begin to daydream (sorry, … Continue reading

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Yet More Things Found in Books

Alas, I’ve just removed four pieces of green blotting paper from the original copy of King and Hall’s History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, In the Light of Recent Discovery, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies … Continue reading

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The Cambridge Greek Play

One every three years, the Classics Faculty of the University of Cambridge puts on ‘The Greek Play‘ – a work by one of the four great Athenian playwrights whose dramas have come down to us: the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and … Continue reading

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Aphrodite’s Island

We will soon be reissuing Sir George Hill‘s magisterial four-volume History of Cyprus. This is an important event for the Collection for two reasons. Unusually, the books are still in copyright, and we are very grateful to the current rights … Continue reading

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