Popes and Prophecies

With the cardinals assembling for the conclave to elect a new pope, commentators speculating and bookmakers laying odds, it's a good time to take a look at a strange medieval text full of prophecies about popes known as the Vaticinia pontificum or Vaticinia de summis pontificibus. A copy is found in CCCC MS 404, a... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on filming

Professor Mary Beard, our local multimedia star, has an interesting blog post about film crews. When they were coming to film in her space, the Museum of Classical Archaeology, she was irritated by the disruption and by how they always seemed to overrun their allotted time. Now that she's the presenter out on location, she... Continue Reading →

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