Author Archives: Armand D'Angour

About Armand D'Angour

Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Jesus College Oxford.

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The Frogs Chorus in Aristophanes Frogs: competing with Dionysus Dionysus is rowing across the lake of the Underworld to a steady rhythm when he is interrupted by the frog chorus, singing to the accompaniment of the aulos (a double pipe, … Continue reading

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Kaineus Rising

                Kaineus Rising: A Trans Generational Myth Kaineus always knew he was meant to be a girl. Growing up amid the hills and vales of Thessaly in what is now northern Greece, he … Continue reading

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The Uselessness of Money

Paper delivered at the New Imago Forum Conference on ‘Money’, September 2015 The uselessness of money and the perversity of unlimit             A fable of Aesop tells of a man who hid his gold at the foot of a tree in … Continue reading

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Flights of ancient fancy

Flying in the Ancient World As published in Omnibus (first delivered at a Classical Association Conference on 1st April 1999).  Already in the 5th century BC, flying was in the air… The subject of ancient aeronautics has, surprisingly, been largely neglected by ancient … Continue reading

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The Savoy Shower Principle

A few months ago, a friend and his wife won a weekend at the Savoy Hotel in a raffle. ‘It was a lovely experience’, said my friend. ‘They completely refurbished the hotel a few years ago, spent more than £200 million. … Continue reading

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In memoriam Martin West

The unexpected death (at the age of 77) on 13 July 2015 of Martin West, the greatest classicist of his generation,  has left a hole in the world of scholarship and philology. It also leaves me with a sense of profound … Continue reading

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