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Tim Whitmarsh
A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, father of India and Soli, partner of Emily. Vice-Master
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 21
Did Neanderthals bury their dead?
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Talitha Kearey Feb 18
Registration's now open for this year's Laurence Seminar at the Cambridge Classics Faculty, on the topic 'Collaboration and Ancient Literature' (1-2 June 2020). Full details here: . Do come along; I'm really excited for all the papers!
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
Replying to @nhmeems
I shall not.
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee, What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B? – Spike Milligan
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Ms. Entropy / سيدة الفتنة Feb 16
Replying to @MsEntropy
Things I’ve absolutely never heard anyone say in my entire old AF Crypt Keeper busted and wrinkly life: “Eugenics would be bad so therefore eugenics is impossible.” And I’ve heard some wild spicy dumb shit in my time.
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
Replying to @FlintDibble
It’s the best possible reply. He’s not *supporting* eugenics as policy (as some seem to think) but misunderstanding it and what it would mean for it to ‘work'. There can be no ‘factual’, ’non-ideological’ eugenics. It is fundamentally rooted in political calculation.
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
Replying to @AdamRutherford
But you can’t say that these days, can you? Can you?
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
'How many special people change?’
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 16
Replying to @greg_jenner
Why on earth didn’t they ask Twisted Sister?
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 14
Better names for Storm Dennis?
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 14
Trenchant and fundamental questions from .
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 14
Some pro tips for all who are out dating on : * using parallels to establish historical context is risky * only unrepeatable historical events count as termini post quem * if it’s a text you’re dating, remember that changes may have been introduced in transmission
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 14
Replying to @thebeedrones
One for the oldies!
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 14
Better names for Storm Dennis?
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The Cute Plug Feb 11
Mum was fed up of the squirrels stealing all the bird food so she greased the feeder!
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 12
Eileithyia is right!
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 11
Replying to @tedgorton1
I want to make a joke about Gorton code but it doesn’t quite work
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 11
Replying to @AChristophilop1
I really hope this is a well-known post-iotacism maternal in-joke
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 11
Without checking, spell the Minoan goddess of childbirth.
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Tim Whitmarsh Feb 11
Replying to @JonathanHsy @eeprodi
I don’t know the Weller; but is it a riff on Lucian’s Consonants at Law?
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