Sunday

Sunday 09Feb2014

Gove, Sappho, tweeting Pope. So much in this weekend’s edition of “Sunday”.

 

Sunday 09Feb2014

The news that is probably going to affect us, who are already Latinists, most:

  • “Forthcoming in Fall 2014: The Digital Loeb Classical Library®” Harvard University Press: http://ow.ly/tmgcx 

The news that is probably going to affect those who will be Latinists, and all who will be the future of the nation:

  • “Gove: Professional Development for non-specialist teachers of Classics” Classics Collective: http://ow.ly/tewAd 
  • “Helping Latin in State Schools” Classics at Oxford: http://ow.ly/tex4X 
  • “Gove: Classics lessons to help state pupils compete for university places” The Daily Telegraph: http://ow.ly/tf2an 

And some observations on the Gove plan, not least by Chris Pelling, the man to head the project:

And Latin is going well in Oregan in the US:

And Latin is going well in the Muslim world:

The Sappho now revealed, queestions start coming:

Nor is the provenance of the Apollo of Gaza certain…:

  • “Vernon Silver on the “Apollo of Gaza”” Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: http://ow.ly/tdfjf 
  • “Sam Hardy on Variant Stories About Discovering the Apollo of Gaza” Portable Antiquity… Issues: http://ow.ly/tnfIU 

An underwater church?:

  • “Greek Mystery of a “Lost Church” in Ancient Greek city Nicaea” Greek Reporter Europe: http://ow.ly/tfRQh 

Reservation effort on the Side:

Recurring vandalism activity at a Gallo-Roman site at Treignes, Belgium:

“Archaeological findings in industrial zone to be removed to make way for warehouse” in İzmir. <Hurriyet>: http://ow.ly/tkTrs 

“George Clooney says Britain should return ancient monuments to Greece” <ekathimerini>: http://ow.ly/tqq2d 

Pope tweets:

  • “Latin’s the perfect language for a tweet, or even an emailum” The Daily Telegraph: http://ow.ly/tnftH 
  • “Pope’s Latin tweets are a roaring success” The Local: http://ow.ly/tioaS 
  • “Pope’s Latin tweets attract more followers than Arabic tweets” Al Arabiya News: http://ow.ly/tmyKz 
  • “There’s new life for a dead language as Papa Franciscus tweets ad infinitum” The Times (paywall): http://ow.ly/tmyOV 
  • Read: “Pope’s Latin Twitter feed is pumping new life into a dead language” The Australian: http://ow.ly/tmyTo 
  • “Le succès inattendu du Pape en latin sur Twitter” Le Figaro: http://ow.ly/tiod2 
  • “Daniel Gallagher: «Traducir mensajes del Papa al latín es más fácil que del argentino al español»” ABC: http://ow.ly/tqLUc 

A special mosaic goes on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire:

  • “Picture Gallery: Spectacular Roman mosaic found in Israel shows ancient animal paradise” Culture24: http://ow.ly/toIo9 

Summary from the conference which heard academics share ideas and practices of using digital means to aid ancient language teaching at universities:

Listen back to a great introduction to the Phoenicians:

In an anniversary year, can you help with an Augustus survey?:

  • “Fancy taking part in some Augustus-related research?” Commemorating Augustus: http://ow.ly/toJaI 

Also in the news:

Mary Beard is the interviewee in The Times´main Saturday interview, but this spawned subsequent coverage that focused on only one small part of the interview, unfortunately:

  • “Saturday interview: Mary Beard” The Times (paywall): http://ow.ly/tqpEF 
  • “Me and Kate: the record straight” The storm in the vessel… A Don’s Life: http://ow.ly/tqUXV 
  • And many other national press articles on Beard’s comment on the Duchess of Cambridge.

Sunday’s Supplements – blogs, comments and other occasional pieces

A really interesting features article on mnemonics:

The ways of myth, mythology:

Joan Breton Connelly, author of “The Parthenon Enigma,” discusses the book:

A Roman comparison of, or innovation on, Sappho’s poem:

Have you been to all these amphitheatres?:

“The Villa Borg – images of a reconstructed Roman Villa in Saarland (Germany)” by Carole Raddato. FOLLOWING HADRIAN http://ow.ly/tfRci 

Recommended article:

“British Museum – Greek and Roman Sculptures” A video. Vimeo: http://ow.ly/tqLWb 

“Scenes of Ovid’s love stories in art” OUPblog: http://ow.ly/tqVBA 

“Eros, sophrosyne, myth and the Hippolytus” Classics in Sarasota blog: http://ow.ly/trkg4 

“Why does Q almost always go with a U?” Good QUestion… The Week http://ow.ly/tfS3J 

“Giving the gift of ancient tongues” by Prof Christopher Pelling. The Sunday Times: http://ow.ly/tqV5L 

“The Classics Czar, Michael Gove, and Civilization” by Edith Hall. The Edithorial: http://ow.ly/tqql8 

“Argonauts and hobbits” by Helen Lovatt. Argonauts and Emperors blog: http://ow.ly/toJtB 

And in Spanish…

“Teatro greco y romano en la red” El Faro de Vigo: http://ow.ly/tmgNV 

“La muerte de un hombre justo (IV)” por Aristides Minguez. Papel del Periódicohttp://ow.ly/tqLQ6 

“El abastecimiento al ejército romano durante el Imperio (I)” Tempora: http://ow.ly/trkSn 

“Daniel Gallagher: «Traducir mensajes del Papa al latín es más fácil que del argentino al español»” ABC: http://ow.ly/tqLUc 

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