Archive for September, 2007

Departmental retreat

Zeno and his followers conversed in the shade of a stoa, Epicurus and his gang met in his garden, and the Gustavus classics faculty met to think deep thoughts in the idyllic surroundings of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The occasion gave us a chance for a photo opportunity with all eight of us together!

Cats–It’s not just a musical…

And on a lighter note, for those of you who have seen the movie ‘300’ (or at least the preview) about the intrepid little band of freedom-fighting Spartan warriors at Thermopylae… You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll never see kitties the same way again.

Antiquities In Danger

Meanwhile in Greece fires raged this summer: Greek Fires Kills 60 but Spare Ancient Olympia Ruins Fires Rage Across Greece (Aug. 26) Greek Fires Kill at Least 12 and Threaten Antiquities (Aug. 27) Plus an Explainer from Slate that asks “Are Ancient Ruins Flamable?” Over in Rome: Colosseum is Menaced by […]

Departmental Doings

So now that the dust of the first two weeks of class has settled, it’s time to get this Classics blog party started. Only thirteen days and already so much has happened. Last Sunday was the Classics Department Opening Reception for majors graciously (and deliciously) hosted by Will and Pat Freiert, to which Mary brought […]