Miriam Griffin is Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Somerville College, Oxford. She is the author of books on Nero and Seneca. (October 1997)


Show Us You Care, Ma’am

No one in Britain had ever witnessed scenes like those evoked by the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales (to give her for once her correct title); of Princess Diana, as we all incorrectly called her. It was not merely the extraordinary display of public emotion, the mountains …