About keenerclassics

Head of Classics at Bristol Grammar School, teaching Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation

My plans for Summer 2017 Classical European Sabbatical

In April to July 2017, I have a sabbatical, and the plans are starting to come together.

This is the rough draft of what I’ve planned so far. I would welcome comments, suggestions and tips!

Greek islands and Bulgaria

Monday 24 Apr 2017: fly from London to Athens and head to the Piraeus
Tuesday 25 Apr 2017: ferry to Mykonos
Wednesday 26 Apr 2017: day trip to Delos
Thursday 27 Apr 2017: ferry to Santorini
Friday 28 Apr 2017
Saturday 29 Apr 2017: ferry to Crete
Sunday 30 Apr 2017
Monday 1 May 2017
Tuesday 2 May 2017: ferry back to Athens
Wednesday 3 May 2017: train to Thessaloniki
Thursday 4 May 2017
Friday 5 May 2017
Saturday 6 May 2017: bus to Sofia
Sunday 7 May 2017: train to Plovdiv
Monday 8 May 2017: train to Varna
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Wednesday 10 May 2017: bus to Constanta
Thursday 11 May 2017
Friday 12 May 2017: train to Bucharest
Saturday 13 May 2017: fly back to London

Spain and Portugal

Monday 22 May 2017: fly from Bristol to Barcelona
Tuesday 23 May 2017: Tarragona
Wednesday 24 May 2017: Valencia
Thursday 25 May 2017: Sagunto
Friday 26 May 2017: Lliria
Saturday 27 May 2017: Madrid
Sunday 28 May 2017: Segovia
Monday 29 May 2017: Seville
Tuesday 30 May 2017: Córdoba
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Thursday 1 Jun 2017: ?Mérida
Friday 2 Jun 2017: ?Alcántara
Saturday 3 Jun 2017
Sunday 4 Jun 2017: Faro
Monday 5 Jun 2017: Lisbon
Tuesday 6 Jun 2017: Évora
Wednesday 7 Jun 2017: ?Troia
Thursday 8 Jun 2017: Coimbra
Friday 9 Jun 2017
Saturday 10 Jun 2017: Lisbon
Sunday 11 Jun 2017: fly back to Bristol

Germany and Croatia

Monday 19 Jun 2017: London to Cologne by train
Tuesday 20 Jun 2017: Xanten
Wednesday 21 Jun 2017: Haltern am See
Thursday 22 Jun 2017: Bonn
Friday 23 Jun 2017: Trier
Saturday 24 Jun 2017: Mainz
Sunday 25 Jun 2017: Saalburg
Monday 26 Jun 2017: Aalen
Tuesday 27 Jun 2017: Munich
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017: Venice
Thursday 29 Jun 2017: ferry to Pula
Friday 30 Jun 2017
Saturday 1 Jul 2017
Sunday 2 Jul 2017: sea plane to Split
Monday 3 Jul 2017
Tuesday 4 Jul 2017
Wednesday 5 Jul 2017
Thursday 6 Jul 2017: ferry to Dubrovnik
Friday 7 Jul 2017
Saturday 8 Jul 2017: fly back to Bristol

Keener’s Classical Crossword 2

11th April 2016 – another quick (mainly) Classical Crossword I made.

Crossword 11 April 2016

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1. Daughter of the god of the winds, who married the son of the morning star (7) 1. Titan god of endurance and astronomy (5)
8. Talented weaver who challenged Athena and was punished (7) 2. Island home of Tiberius for the last ten years of his principate (5)
9. Legendary Aeolian tribe whose home was in Thessaly; Ixion was one of them (7) 3. No longer in trouble; ex silvis (3,2,3,5)
10. Daughter of a Titan; a name borrowed by Shakespeare (7) 4. Christian festival first observed around the 2nd century AD (6)
11. rigidum, cadaver (5) 5. Borough in north east London, significant area of Roman occupation (7,6)
13. City in north east Spain, enlarged by Scipio, became capital of Hispania (9) 6. Indigenous faith of the Japanese people (6)
15. incredulitas (9) 7. Oldest daughter of Creon; town in Attica (6)
18. Great mythological Greek hunter (5) 12. Vehicle for hire, derived from mediaeval Latin for “charge” (4)
21. Ancient Roman goddess of war (7) 14. Last Julio-Claudian emperor (4)
22. Classics teacher, headmaster and now lecturer at New College Oxford, David (7) 15. Reduce the gold or silver in currency, as happened several times in Rome (6)
23. Fifth of twelve boroughs of Berlin (7) 16. Of the woodland – like a nymph maybe (6)
24. Small Jewish towns in Eastern Europe (7) 17. Son of Labyrinth creator (6)
  19. Arctic peoples (5)
  20. Fifth or seventh day of Roman month (5)

Keener’s Classical Crossword

4th April 2016 – a quick Classical crossword I made.

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1. Trojan hero, son of Priam (6) 1. Trojan queen, wife of Priam (6)
4. Nymph, mother of Achilles (6) 2. Inner chamber of a classical temple (5)
9. Nymph, entertained Odysseus for 7 years (7) 3. Town [Latin] (7)
10. I learn [Latin]; dance genre (5) 5. Serpentine monster, killed by Heracles (5)
11. Classical scholar, Mary (5) 6. Tile used for Roman mosaics (7)
12. Roman siege catapults; donkeys (7) 7. What Penelope was to Odysseus, or what Menelaus was to Helen (6)
13. Relating to linguistic functions (11) 8. Latin term for modern human species (4,7)
18. Roman silver coins (7) 14. Historical novelist b. 1905, Mary (7)
20. Greek Founder of Athenian Academy (5) 15. Titan, father of Prometheus (7)
22. Horse [Latin] (5) 16. Word such as fortiter, bene or pulchre
23. First name of Classicist writer Haynes (7) 17. Type of play written by Plautus (6)
24. Science of plant life, from Greek word for plant, herb (6) 19. Substance used instead of plaster for some of the body reconstructions in Pompeii (5)
25. Turn to bone, from Latin word for bone (6) 21. Ancient Greek wind instruments (5)