Volume 2 of Classics Ireland has an even wider range of topics to interest, inform or provoke you. Articles discuss ancient and modern women scholars, connect subjects such as the Greeks and anthropology, Herodotus and the Gulf War and look at the classical allusions in Shakespeare and Heaney. There is our first book review, plus a survey of works of interest to Hellenists in the library of the Royal Irish Academy. Unlike volume 1, Latin subjects such as Ovid in exile and Roman basilicas are included.
It is an enormous personal thrill to be able to include an article by someone I have admired for more than 15 years, the inimitable Iggy Pop, who has acquired classic status himself in another field. Here he explains how he came to write the track 'Caesar' on his latest album American Caesar. I would also like to thank Andrew Erskine, not only for introducing me to the work of Iggy Pop, but also for help and advice about computers. It is entirely thanks to him that Classics Ireland is available on the Internet.
This journal is produced primarily for the members of the Classical Association of Ireland. The only requirement is an interest in the ancient world and therefore we ask prospective contributors to direct their work towards the interested lay reader. Articles should follow the conventions of Greece and Rome and preferably should be sent both on paper and on disk, to me in the Dept of Classics, UCD. They will be sent out to readers before a decision to publish.
Many thanks to everyone who wrote to me after reading volume 1. Please continue to send in your comments and suggestions!
Dept of Classics
Republic of Ireland