Archive for September, 2007
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!
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… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEdJdGlUmbc Youâ€™ll laugh, youâ€™ll cry, youâ€™ll never see kitties the same way again.
Meanwhile in Greece fires raged this summer: Greek Fires Kills 60 but Spare Ancient Olympia Ruins http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL2543062320070826 Fires Rage Across Greece (Aug. 26) http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/26/europe/EU-GEN-Greece-Fires.php Greek Fires Kill at Least 12 and Threaten Antiquities (Aug. 27) http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=FA081FFF3F590C748EDDA10894DF404482 Plus an Explainer from Slate that asks â€œAre Ancient Ruins Flamable?â€ http://www.slate.com/id/2172877/ Over in Rome: Colosseum is Menaced by […]
So now that the dust of the first two weeks of class has settled, itâ€™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 […]