Archive for April, 2007

Who is that prodigy?

Senior Andrew Howard presented a paper, entitled “The Runner and the Iliad” at the 103rd annual meeting of the CAMWS in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 14. CAMWS is one of the two largest professional classical associations in the country. Andrew’s paper was accepted through a blind review process and was competing with the abstracts of […]

Bronwen heads south

At the end of the academic year, Bronwen will be leaving us to take up a tenure-track position at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University. She joins a large and growing classics department that was looking for a Hellenist “whose research explores relationships with Roman and broader Mediterranean culture as a whole”, someone who […]

Homer Came to Campus (no doughnuts)

With the singing of the first opening lines, and his use of the staff as the all-purpose prop, you become immersed in a world of Greek musical poetry. Twenty minutes earlier, visiting bard Mark Miner entered, wearing robes and a tunic, and gave a crash course in meter, onomatopoeic writing, and epithets. He also spoke […]

Athenaze is not just a book

A fortnight ago I had the pleasure of being invited to Athens (Athens, Georgia, that is!) to give a talk on Euripides’ Trojan Women in conjunction with a production of the play by UGA’s theatre department. My talk (“Athenian Men Watching Trojan Women: the Function Of Tragedy in Athens”) was part of their blockbuster Athenaze […]