Digging and Filming for ‘Tony Robinson Explores Australia’ – I’m on the left in the plaid shirt and the baggy trousers.

It’s surprising what one finds in the research of the human past. Always something new to find, frankly I don’t understand how anyone could be bored with looking into the past. The people who lived and died, how they survived, where they went, what they achieved.

This blog may be sketchy at first. Like all blogs it must start by the simple musings of its author. But what I think is interesting I’m sure you will. As an academic and traveler I often come across the strangest of facts and the most eccentric of people. Let me share them with you.

So this is the plan: To educate you on the absurd, go beyond the history books, share with lovely people of similar musings and increase and share knowledge on the world around us.

Graecomuse (Jenni Irving) is an ancient history enthusiast and academic who specialises in Ancient Greek history, philology, the history of medicine and procrastination. She also contributes her skills to archaeological digs in numerous places around the world, primarily including the UK, Australia, Turkey and Greece. This year she is continuing her PhD concerning irrational and feminine based healing traditions in ancient Greece and Anatolia, traveling to Europe to continue research, networking and undertaking more archaeology.

Prior to starting her PhD she received a Bachelor of Ancient History with Honours, Certificates in Advanced Ancient Language studies of Classical Greek, Koine Greek, Hieroglyphs, Linear B, Greek Inscriptions and Papyri, and she now teaches Classical and Koine Greek to new generations of students. She has collaborated with Macquarie University, Sydney University, The University of the Highlands and Islands, The Ohio State University, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ataturk University and the University of Istanbul among others.

Apart for a love of history and archaeology, Graecomuse is an avid sci fi enthusiast, dog lover and artist.

This site is aimed at similar people who are interested in archaeology, ancient history, philology and epigraphy. Interesting stories, archaeological tidbits and blogs will be put up as I partake in digs myself and come across things to share.

Comments and stories are welcome and you can easily follow this blog by pressing the ‘FOLLOW BY EMAIL’ opinion on the right hand side of the page. Tags are also provided for easy access to posts related to specific topics.

All posts are written by the website author (J.C.Irving AKA GraecoMuse) unless otherwise specified. 

Jenni Irving’s CV and publications can be viewed at http://mq.academia.edu/JenniIrving.


Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

Liebster Upcoming Blogger Nomination


2 thoughts on “About

    History of the Ancient World said:
    August 13, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I love your blog! we share the same interests and passion for the ancient world 🙂 Thank you so much for following my blog..i’m sure i’ll enjoy following you!

    clairecatacouzinos said:
    December 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Jenni, I love reading your posts so I’ve nominated you for The Liebster Award for bloggers. You can check my nomination and how to participate in this award here:

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