Marvell’s ‘Horatian Ode’ and Yeats’ ‘No Second Troy’.
An extract from the Warton Lecture on English Poetry delivered by Professor A.D. Nuttall
FBA, on 13 April 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July 1998 - July 1999.
A joint committee of the British Academy and Royal Historical Society was set up in 1966 to plan the production of what is intended to be the definitive edition of the entire corpus of Anglo-Saxon charters. Six volumes have been published so far, and several more are in an advanced state of preparation. When complete, the series will comprise approximately
30 volumes, providing a secure basis for our knowledge and understanding of English history, society, religion and culture from c. 670 to 1066, or for a period of roughly 400 years. Professor Simon Keynes, Secretary to the Anglo-Saxon Charters Committee, presents an overview of the project.
Introductory remarks for [British Academy] Review, July 1998 - July 1999 issue.
Excavations at Vindolanda and Carlisle, Roman military posts to the south of Hadrian’s Wall, have yielded a remarkable collection of Roman writing-tablets, both ink writing-tablets and wooden stilus tablets. Based at the Centre for the Study for Ancient Documents in Oxford, a major interdisciplinary project on Romano-British Writing Tablets is under
way, with the support of the British Academy and others. Dr Alan Bowman FBA, project director, describes the aims of the programme.