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Archive for February, 2011

Dan Wilbur: Better Book Titles for Greek and Roman Classics

Posted on: February 22nd, 2011 by mpranger

Wilbur’s site, Better Book Titles, allows you to submit your own better titles, but here’s a nice collection of renamed Classical works for a Huffington Post article. I’m liking the Argonautica title.


A better title for the Medea?

Nigel Pollard lecture, Thursday 2/25

Posted on: February 19th, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Nigel Pollard lecture
Location: Bryant 209
Description: “Limits of Hellenism? Colonial and Cultural Identities at Dura-Europos (Syria)”
Start Time: 5:00
Date: 2011-02-25

Eugene Cruz-Uribe AIA lecture, Tuesday, 2/22

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Eugene Cruz-Uribe AIA lecture
Location: The University Museums
Description: “From the Valley of the Kings to Philae: Ancient and Modern Pilgrimages”
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: 2011-02-22

Eta Sigma Phi film night: Agora

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Eta Sigma Phi film night: Agora
Location: Bryant 2000
Link out: Click here
Description: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.

Join us for the movie– popcorn and drinks supplied by HSPh
Start Time: 7:00
Date: 2011-02-17

Summer programs listing

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by mpranger

If you’re looking for summer classics-related programs, check out the American Philological Associations listings.

YouTube – third declension anthem

Posted on: February 9th, 2011 by mpranger

For all our Latin students out there– “there is no libertas without the third declension”!


Brad Cook lecture

Posted on: February 8th, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Brad Cook lecture
Location: Bryant 209
Description: Dr. Brad Cook of San Diego State University will give a public lecture entitled “Sighting Philip of Macedon: Texts & Artifacts—History and Tradition.”

Start Time: 5:00
Date: 2011-02-14

Forget Mandarin. Latin is the key to success | The Spectator

Posted on: February 5th, 2011 by mpranger

This from British magazine, The Spectator . . . so remember us when you’re rich!

Forget Mandarin. Latin is the key to success | The Spectator.

Sara Monoson lecture

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Sara Monoson lecture
Location: Bryant 209
Description: Dr. Sara Monoson of the Departments of Classics and Political Science at Northwestern University will deliver a public lecture entitled “Plato’s Sicilian Entanglements: Representing Continuities Between Democracy and Tyranny.” This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Start Time: 04:30
Date: 2011-02-11

Study abroad in Sicily

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by mpranger

I just got this notice of a new semester long study abroad program– the deadline is perhaps a little early for this year, but it’s one to keep an eye on in the future!

In the fall semester of 2011, Rhodes College is planning to debut a new semester-long study-abroad program in Catania, Sicily, which will be led by Professor David Sick. This is a collaborative effort between Rhodes, CET Programs, and the University of Catania. The curriculum will focus on ancient Greek and Roman culture and the classical tradition in Italy, but will also offer courses in other subjects such as geology and international studies. Students will also be able to take the Sunoikisis Latin course, Latin Literature from 70 to 180 CE. The faculty aim to build upon the work of our colleagues with the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies who organized the excellent program in the same location a few years ago. Participation by non-Rhodes students is welcome. For more information and the application form, go to Applications are due by February 15.