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Article on Dr. Lucy Turnbull in View From Ventress

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by mpranger

Dr. Lucy Turnbull

Retired Professor of Classics Dr. Lucy Turnbull is featured in the 2012 View from Ventress, a publication of the College of Liberal Arts.

Retired classics professor known for bravery and ‘rare talent’ in teaching — View From Ventress.

VIDEOCAST – “David Moore Robinson: The Archaeologist as Collector” / News / The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by mpranger

Alan Shapiro speaking at ASCSA

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.

VIDEOCAST – “David Moore Robinson: The Archaeologist as Collector” / News / The American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

40 years of the Riace Bronzes

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by mpranger
One of the bronzes with divers who brought it out of the sea.

The warriors emerge from the sea.

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.

Riace Bronzes (Bronzi di Riace) – YouTube.

Cleopatra at the Super Bowl!

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by mpranger

Cleopatra and Greco-Roman imagery all over last night’s half time show!

Madonna – Half Time Show Super Bowl 2012 HD 720p – YouTube.

Classicists are smart! (from Discover Magazine)

Posted on: January 26th, 2012 by mpranger

A good way to start the new term– happy Spring 2012!

Does Classics Get You Into Med School? on rogueclassicism

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by mpranger

I’ve been a little negligent in posting lately, but this from the always interesting blog is worth a look: Why Study Classics? Does It Get You Into Med School?

Libya's other wealth: Archaeological treasures

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by mpranger

Gat at Leptis Magna, Libya.

Here’s a good CNN piece on concerns about archaeological sites in Libya.
Libya’s other wealth: Archaeological treasures –

Ancient chemical warfare

Posted on: March 14th, 2011 by mpranger

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! 


Buried with Secrets: Skeletons Likely Victims of Chemical Weapon | Rome, Persia and Ancient Warfare | Battle for Dura | LiveScience.

Pompeii couple reunited in marble inscription

Posted on: March 8th, 2011 by mpranger

Who says epigraphy isn’t heartwarming? 
Pompeian inscription

Pompeii couple reunited in marble inscription – Technology & science – Science – –

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?