9 JULY 2018
On 9 July 1968 Martin began his exploration of Oinoanda, in the mountains of southern Turkey, in search of the inscription of the Epicurean philosopher Diogenes. Over the past fifty years the number of known pieces of the longest-known ancient inscription has much more than tripled, from eighty-eight to 305.
Publication of the six latest philosophical texts (Diogenes, New Fragments 214-219), found at Oinoanda in October 2017, is expected to be in the 2018 issue of the journal Epigraphica Anatolica. Edited by Jürgen Hammerstaedt and Martin, they include two passages that are of exceptional interest. One (New Fragment 215) carries the beginning of a previously unknown letter about the death of Diogenes’ son. The other (New Fragment 214) extends by two columns the dramatic account of a shipwreck contained in fr. 72. The forthcoming edition of the new passages will include a revised text not only of fr. 72, but also of two other passages that clearly belong to the same writing, fr. 70 and fr. 71.
Martin’s and Jürgen Hammerstaedt’s article “Diogenes of Oinoanda: News and Notes XII (2017)” is about to be published in Cronache Ercolanesi 48 (2018) 199-206.
2 JULY 2018
Martin’s article on “Letters from Rose Macaulay to Katharine Tynan” was published online in English Studies. The previously unpublished letters from Macaulay, a British novelist who also wrote poetry, to Tynan, an Irish poet who also wrote novels, illuminate both writers. They were written between 1913 and 1930. Publication details are on this website under MODERN, Articles.
1 JULY 2018
Martin became a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).
Martin’s book Madeleine Symons: Social and Penal Reformer praised in a review by Lorraine Atkinson in the Howard League for Penal Reform's Early Career Academic Network Bulletin 36 (July 2018) 35.READ HERE Early Career Academic Network Bulletin 36.PDF
15 FEBRUARY 2018
A warm review of Martin’s book Madeleine Symons: Social and Penal Reformer, by the historian Cathy Hunt, was published in Women’s History Review 27 (2018) 642-643 (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09612025.2018.1437848)
16, 23 JANUARY 2018
In an interview published in the New York Times on 16 January 2018 and corrected on 23 January, the celebrated American novelist Philip Roth mentioned some of the
books he had read recently. They included Lucretius in Martin’s translation. (Roth died three months later, on 22 May.)
READ AT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/books/review/philip-roth-interview.html
8 NOVEMBER 2017
READ AT https://blogs.londonmet.ac.uk/tuc-library/2017/11/08/madeleine-symons-social-and-penal-reformer-and-trade-unionist/