The American School of Classical Studies in Athens has posted a videocast of Whitehead Professor Alan Shapiro’s lecture on David Moore Robinson, former UM Professor of Classics and the source of much of the University Museums’ Robinson collection.
Archive for the ‘Classics in the news’ Category
VIDEOCAST – “David Moore Robinson: The Archaeologist as Collector” / News / The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
The Riace bronzes were discovered August 16, 1972– 40 years ago today! The classical Greek statues were spotted partly buried in the sand by a snorkeler, Stefano Mariottini, about 300 meters off the cost of Riace, near Reggio Calabria, Italy. They came out of the sea four days later, and are housed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria, Italy. Check the video below (a clip from the BBC’s How Art Made the World . More Human than Human) for gushing praise of the bronzes from art historian Nigel Spivey.
Cleopatra and Greco-Roman imagery all over last night’s half time show!
I’ve been a little negligent in posting lately, but this from the always interesting blog rogueclassicism.com is worth a look: Why Study Classics? Does It Get You Into Med School?
Here’s a good CNN piece on concerns about archaeological sites in Libya.
Libya’s other wealth: Archaeological treasures – CNN.com.
An interesting article from Live Science— note that this has to do with Dura-Europos, the site Nigel Pollard discussed in his talk last month!
This from British magazine, The Spectator . . . so remember us when you’re rich!