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In last year’s introductory Greek class, I watched a student rejoice when asked to give a (partial) synopsis of the verb ‘λύω.’ While synopses are rarely met with enthusiastic responses, this student knew that the synopsis, if correctly produced, would make him stronger. My class was playing Olympus, a term-length board game played in one-hour instalments throughout the quarter, and he had just drawn the Agōgē card.
Below is a list of the most recent NEH grantees and their Classically-themed projects. The NEH helps fund a number of SCS initiatives, and their support affects the field of Classics at a national and local level.
- Eleni Hasaki (University of Arizona) and Diane Harris Cline (George Washington University) - "Social Networks of Athenian Potters: Networks, Tradition and Innovation in Communities of Artists"
- Rega Wood (Indiana University, Bloomington) - "Richard Rufus Project"
- Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) - "Digital Ancient Rome"
- Noah Heringman (University of Missouri, Columbia) - "Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments, a Digital Edition"
- Alexander Jones (New York University) - "The ANcient Sciences in Cross-Cultural Perspective"
- Rachel Kousser (CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center) - "The Last Years of Alexander the Great (330-323 BCE)"
- Michael Satlow (Brown University) - "Seeking the Gods: The Spiritual Landscape of Late Antiquity"
- Pramit Chaudhuri (University of Texas, Austin) - "Computational Tools for Diachronic and Cross-cultural Study of Literature: Multilingual Stylometry and Phylogenetic Profiling"
- Jessica Powers (San Antonio Museum of Art) - "Art, Nature, and Myth in Ancient Rome"
American Philosophical Society, RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Information and application instructions for all of the Society's programs can be accessed at our website, http://www.amphilsoc.org. Click on the "Grants" tab at the top of the homepage.
Preliminary CfP: Edited Volume on “Cicero in Greece, Greece in Cicero”
Submissions are invited for an edited volume on “Cicero in Greece,
Greece in Cicero”.
In 2021 it will be 2100 years since Cicero’s trip to Greece in 79 BCE,
which was a significant factor in moulding him as an orator,
philosopher and politician. This provides the opportunity to put
together new and unpublished material on Cicero’s presence in Greece
literally, namely for the years he spent in nowadays Modern Greek
territory, including his aforementioned travel in 79/78 BCE and the
period of his exile in 58/57 BCE, and metaphorically, that is the
reception of Cicero in Late Roman, Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, Early
Modern, and Modern Greece through translations, studies, imitations,
etc. It is also an opportunity to approach from a new point of view
the presence of Greece in Cicero, namely how the Greek world, people,
language, civilisation, history, philosophy, politics and political
theory, religion, geography, etc. appear in his work.
Abstracts for proposed submissions are invited on any of the
aforementioned topics. Diverse, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary
and other approaches to the material are welcome and encouraged. Early
career researchers are also encouraged to apply.
Congratulations to the three winners of the 2020 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in classical scholarship. You can read the full award citations by clicking on the names of the winners below:
Unattainable wishes for the present or past may be entirely reasonable.
– Smyth’s Greek Grammar, “Wishes” §2156.5
Picture the heroine in the sand, wind-lashed and desperate, cursing the hero who left her behind. She’s Medea, she’s Ariadne, she’s Dido. Each of the three make a similar wish:
If only that ship had never sailed
If only that ship had never even been built.
Call for Application and Nominations for Editor of TAPA (2022-2025)
The current TAPA Editor Andromache Karanika will end her term of service with volume 151 (2021). Therefore, we are now opening a search for the next TAPA Editor, to cover volumes 152-155 (2022-2025), and inviting applications and nominations for the position.
TAPA is the only journal published by the Society for Classical Studies. Though founded as a philological journal, TAPA is now expected to reflect a broad spectrum of topics, sub-fields, and theoretical and methodological approaches within Greek and Roman Studies.
The Editor must be a member in good standing of the SCS.
Candidates should have some experience and understanding of the journal publication process, but prior journal editing experience is not necessary.
The Classics program at Austin Peay State University is pleased to invite submissions for the fifth volume of Philomathes: An Online Journal of Undergraduate Research in Classics. This refereed on-line journal publishes original research projects carried out by undergraduate students in any area of Classics. Submissions are welcome from current undergraduates and those who have recently completed their undergraduate education (within one year of graduation). The deadline for submissions for the next issue is Monday, November 16, 2020 with an online publication date scheduled for May 2020.
The Classics Everywhere initiative, launched by the SCS in 2019, supports projects that seek to engage communities worldwide with the study of Greek and Roman antiquity in new and meaningful ways.
How can we continue to encourage engagement with the ancient world as many transition to an online existence? Three Classics Everywhere projects have found creative and innovative ways to continue their work through the obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has produced: a feminist adaptation of the Odyssey in the form of a chamber opera; an after-school Latin program in New York City’s Morningside Heights; and the launch of a new site and social media campaign aimed to inspire passion for ancient studies.