ARGO, A Hellenic Review
Letter from the Editor, Daisy Dunn
We are entering an age of robots. What took us so long? Philon of Byzantium came up with a humanoid machine in the late third century BC that I feel has long been missing from my life. Place a cup in her left hand and shed pour you wine from her right. Voila! There was a similar sense of fun to the automata which adorned our dining tables in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Note-writing scribes, cello-playing monkeys. Need a twenty-first-century robot do much more than make music and help out around the house? (continue reading).
Contents (Autumn Winter 2017)
Eliza Vierny on Oscar Wilde’s engagement with the ancient world
Helen Eastman on a decade of directing plays – and now films – in ancient Greek
Catherine Rozier on the complexities and contra- dictions behind the face that launch’d a thousand ships
Baroness Susan Greenfield on the curious connections between Greek tragedy and neuroscience
Caroline Mackenzie meets artist and gallery attendant Manuela Hübner of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Ilyas Mardin and Ismail Mardin find that the latest classics podcasts offer a very traditional education
Henry Stead on the life and work of Tony Harrison
Stella Sevastopoulos reports from a politically tense but artistically inspiring exhibition
Paul Watkins reports on the joint winners of this year’s Runciman Award
Jon Hesk on John Man, Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
Chris Tudor on Colm Tóibín, House of Names
Paul Cartledge on Dean Karnazes, The Road to Sparta: Running in the Footsteps of the Original Ultramarathon Man
Diana Farr Louis on Penny Turner, Lost in the Wilds of Greece: A Love Story
Professor Judith Mossman, Dr Daisy Dunn (Editor), Dr Margaret Mountford, Mr Peter Lennon, Professor Paul Cartledge, Ms Richella Doyle, Dr Lisa Hau, Dr Vasiliki Zali.
Contributions to ARGO should be emailed to the Editor Dr Daisy Dunn.