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Outreach: Current Programs

The Division currently sponsors a number of programs that link professional classicists with others interested in the ancient Greco-Roman world and its later legacy. Here are some of our Division’s current activities:

  • Amphora®, a publication aimed at a broad audience. The 2012 issue includes traditional philological and historical studies, two accounts of teaching via web-based role-playing games, poetry, translations, descriptions of entertaining or enlightening summer beach reading, and book reviews. Editor Ellen Bauerle ( welcomes comments on the journal and ideas for future articles.
  • SCS Committees. Three groups of SCS members are actively working on Outreach issues: the Committee on Outreach, the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance, and the Committee on the Classical Tradition and Reception.
  • Speakers’ Bureau. The Division has put together a list of lively, enthusiastic scholars working in different areas of Classical Studies who are ready, willing, and able to speak to interested groups. Scholars and topics are listed here.
  • Performance, Anyone? The Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance has created two new rosters: a roster of classicists with backgrounds in musical performance and the history of music, the other a roster of classicists with backgrounds in theatrical performance and classical performance reception.  The colleagues on these lists are willing to share their expertise with individuals working on or interested in music or performances involving Greek or Roman scripts, classical figures or themes.
    • Roman Comedy Available on YouTube: In summer 2012, Professor Sharon James (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Tim Moore (Washington University in St. Louis), co-directed an NEH Summer Institute entitled "Roman Comedy in Performance."  This Institute experimented with offering different versions of selected scenes from Roman comedy (Pseudolus, Bacchides, Casina, Eunuchus, Mercator, Persa, Truculentus). Participants produced twenty performed scenes from Roman Comedy, six of them in Latin.

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