Mary Beard is a prominent classicists and academic. Her Blog, “A Don’s Life,” covers her personal experience, topics on the ancient world, and even the current crises of Italy and Greece. Her blog’s recent post tackles the battle between Vangelis (one of Greece’s most famous musicians) and the Akropolis museum.
I have been in Greece for a few days, and made the usual ‘pilgrimage’ to the Acropolis. A few years ago I posted about the Museum and the row that was then raging between Vangelis(Greece’s best known musician) and the Museum authorities. They wanted to bulldoze Vangelis’s nice house (above) whoch stands between the Museum and the Acropolis itself (and so from the lower floors spoils the vista between the two). Understandably, Vangelis rather fancied staying put…. Read More on the Don’s Life