Sunday 27Apr2014

Late April, post CA and post-holiday and we are suffering from some form of cold here at Classics Collective-central. In any case, it has been a while since we last brought you a round-up of news from the previous week and we are very happy to bring you that this week!

We love Greek Myth Comix here at Classics Collective so let us start with The Odyssey Book 9, courtesy to Greek Myth Comix.

Sunday 27Apr2014

Please reply to this consultation concerning the GCSE reforms:

Where Romans lead, problems follow:

  • “Ancient Rome’s tap water heavily contaminated with lead, researchers say” The Guardian:

There are deep-rooted problems facing Rome and a turnaround is swiftly required:

  • “New Mayor in Rome Seeks to Prevent Further Decline in City” DER SPIEGEL:

Some good news in terms of restoration from Pompeii; some not so good news:

  • “Three restored Pompeii domus unveiled” ANSA:
  • “Pompeii “Exposed and Vulnerable” to Neglect and the Elements” acc. to Ingrid D Rowland. National Geographic:

Happy Birthday Rome!

  • Photos – “Legionaries, Gladiators and dances: Imperial Forum re-echoes the birth of Rome” La Repubblica:

Some “before and after” shots and a report on progress on restoration:

  • “Rome’s Colosseum Gets a Badly Needed Restoration” Wall Street Journal:

“HBO developing Ridley Scott series about ancient aliens in Egypt: The A.V. Club:

“Archaeologists hope to discover more Roman writing tablets at Vindolanda Roman Fort” Culture24:

“British Academy fears for humanities in open access world” Times Higher Education:

What would Odysseus think…

Special #CA14 Nottingham supplement

Blog posts

Nottingham – a two-paper booking on my PhD road show” by . Mair’s PhD Odyssey …:

“The Classical Association Conference 2014 – Nottingham” by . Classically Inclined:

“Classical Association 2014 and Beyond the Phalanx” by Sonya Nevin. Panoply Blog:

Storify – tweets collected onto a page

eLearning Part I (with image, tweet)” by . Storify (MairLloyd):

Storify – “ Defining Classical Scholarship (with tweet)” by . Storify (MairLloyd):

: Storytelling, historical authenticity and ‘Three'” by . Storify (UniofNottingham):

“Classical Association – Multifaceted Lucian (with tweet)”  by Cressida Ryan Storify (CressidaRyan):

Storify of the Twitter conversation #latinlangchat, which refers back to #CA14

about ~ 25/4/2014 (with tweet)” Storify ():


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

Darius Arya is posting a series of video reports on Rome:

Ancient beauty tips:

Ancient information technology:

“What Did Byzantine Food Taste Like?” Iris:

“Game of Thrones & Ancient Rome: Part I” Latin Language Blog:

“From Tarsus to Wales: the earliest Greek in Britain?” by Edith Hall. The Edithorial:

“Catiline — redivivus” by . A Don’s Life:

“Double take on Augustus: at the Grand Palais” by A Don’s Life:

“Marcus Aurelius and Junius Rusticus” Stoicism and the Art of Happiness:

“Winnie the Pooh and Aristotle on Nature” History of Philosophy without any gaps:

“Classics Professor and Veterans Read Homer” Dartmouth Now:

“Ancient lives” – Oxford Impacts videos, with Professor Dirk Obbink. University of Oxford:

A worthwhile project is now fundraising so that it could tell the story to the world:

Dates for the diary

 “CSCP Annual Conference” 7Jun. £ CLC:

 workshops for KS2 teachers interested in offering Latin/Greek. :

“Free Taster Day in Latin and Classics” for prospective applicants, 21Jun. Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge:

And in Spanish/Y en español:

“Safo reencontrada” :

“Adriano y su pasión por la cultura griega” National Geographic España:

“Epicuro, un remedio para la crisis” EL PAÍS:

“La mujer romana a comienzos del Imperio” :

“Constantinopla en la Antigüedad Tardía (I)” :

“Hermes, guía de las almas difuntas” :

“La crátera de Nióbides (I): reconstrucción de la pintura griega del período clásico” :

“De la sibila de Delfos a la Virgen de Covadonga” EL PAÍS:

“Mito instantáneo” griegodesiloé:



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