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We are launching a new feature on our website, "Guest Blogs," and we invite you to check it out and see what you think. Our field is amazingly varied, and there are new developments on the move in all parts of that variety, so that it seemed a good idea to have a forum where members can be kept up to date, informed, and--ideally-entertained in the process. We have invited a dozen Classicists to contribute regular columns (to keep an archaic print term that seems to have survived into the new medium). We have tried to cover as much of the range of our subject as we can, and a geographical span as well, to capture at least some of the range of perspectives and expertises under the umbrella of our organization.
If you are a teacher at the pre-collegiate level and have student loans, please read carefully through everything at the following link. You may be eligible for forgiveness and/or cancellation.
APA VP for Education
From the iTunes App Store:
Use one app to look up any Greek or Latin word: Logeion was developed at the University of Chicago to provide simultaneous lookup of entries in the many reference works that make up the Perseus Classical collection. Most reference works represented in this app are based on digitized texts from the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University.
- Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (1940)
- Liddell and Scott's Intermediate Greek Lexicon (1889)
- Autenrieth's Homeric Dictionary
- Slater's Lexicon to Pindar (1969)
- Lewis's Elementary Latin Dictionary (1890)
- Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
- Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
- Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography
- Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities
- Perseus Encyclopedia
The app draws data from the following Greek and Latin textbooks.
In recognition of Open Access Week, the "Profhacker" blog at The Chronicle for Higher Education has posted an instructional video about open access. Although it deals exclusively with open access as it applies to research in the sciences, it is relevant for scholars in the humanities, too.
California Classical Studies is pleased to announce as No. 2 in its series the publication of a digital edition of Edward Courtney, A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal, a reprint with corrections of the edition of 1980. The 555-page book may be read in page view at the open-access eScholarship repository operated by the California Digital Library of the University of California. It is also available as a Print on Demand paperback ($49.95) or in ePub format ($29.95). After an embargo period of 2 years, the open-access site will provide a free download of the full print-quality PDF.
Open-access page for A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal:
Site for purchase of POD paperback or ePub version of California Classical Studies books:
Information for potential contributors to the series:
(CNN) -- Clusters of Roman skulls have been discovered deep below London's Liverpool Street by construction workers digging a new rail route through England's capital.
Tunnelers working on the Crossrail project found about 20 skulls, deep beneath the 16th century Bedlam burial ground in the center of the city, Crossrail said in a statement.
Sorbonne, Paris 13th and 14th February 2014
We have now placed the program and the abstracts for the final session of our series on
Roman Declamation - Calpurnius Flaccus - on the conference website.
The event will take place 13th and 14th February 2014 in the Sorbonne's Maison de la
Recherche, 28 Rue Serpente, 75006 Paris (map on the website).
Michael Winterbottom (Oxford)
Christopher van den Berg (Amherst)
Catherine Schneider (Strasbourg)
Lydia Spielberg (University of Pennsylvania)
Biagio Santorelli (Pisa)
Alessandra Rolle (Lausanne)
Julien Pingoud (Lausanne)
Jonathan Mannering (Loyola, Chicago)
Alfredo Casamento (Palermo)
Lauren Cadwell (Wesleyan University)
Andrea Balbo (Turin)
Jean Michel David (Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Sylvie Franchet d'Esperey (Sorbonne)
Danielle van Mal Mader (Lausanne)
Martin Dinter (KCL/FAPESP-USP)
Charles Guerin (Montpellier and Institut universitaire de France)
Marcos Martinho (University of Sao Paulo)
Sebastien Morlet (Paris IV - Sorbonne)
I am happy to report that we have just received the message below from Dr. Martin Brady, Chair of the Central Council of the Classical Association of Ireland.
I have just received news that proposals to close the Department of Classics in Cork and transfer its staff to the Department of History have been withdrawn. Classics maintains an independent identity at University College Cork - for now, at least. Sincere thanks for all of you who signed the petition, and for all of you who wrote to the President of UCC to make your feelings on this matter known.
best & regards,
Dr Martin Brady
Dear friends, sympathizers and fellow classicists,
In 2012, the Faculty of Arts decided to gradually cut down Latin as a major subject. However, the detailed budget plan now anticipates the abandonment of all Latin courses, as well as the introductory courses of Ancient Greek and most subjects relating to classical culture. By this radical cutting off of the classical roots, the faculty loses an essential component to the understanding of western philosophy, art, history, language and literature.
By this petition, we ask the preservation in the long term of one Latin professorship at the Free University of Brussels. We are convinced that such position can serve the purpose of not only the faculty of arts, but also the entire university community.
"Qui tacet, consentire videtur".