Pegasus is the Journal of the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. It was established in 1964 and is currently edited by a board of postgraduates. The journal focuses on multifarious aspects of the ancient world, the Exeter Department of Classics and Ancient History, as well as the Classical World in Devon.
We aim to include a mixture of both the scholarly and the absurd ("Difficult to tell which is which", an anonymous reader once commented). Regular features include pieces by staff and students, book reviews and interviews with people from the world of Classics, both within and outside the department. In addition, we welcome submissions from our readers. For alumni and former staff members, Pegasus is a great way of staying in touch with the department and keeping up with departmental news.
Our latest issue (no. 55, 2012) features Oscar-winning screenwriter Frederic Raphael's 2011 Jackson Knight Memorial Lecture, 'Squeezing Josephus'; Dr Robin Nadeau on Greek table manners during the Imperial Era; a report on a two-week trial of the ancient medic Galen's health regime; a report on the 2012 Classical Association Conference, hosted by the University of Exeter; the results of the 2012 Lawrence Shenfield Prize; coverage of the 2012 Pegasus Food Competition; theatre reviews of the University of Exeter's productions of The Bacchae and Lysistrata; a variety of film and book reviews; departmental and staff news from the 2011-12 academic year; and much more…
Past issues have included the Jackson Knight Memorial Lectures, articles by students including J.K. Rowling, contests, artwork and poetry. An index of previous articles is available on this site. Many of these issues are still available to order.
The Lawerence Shenfield Prize runner-up articles are also published on our website.