Archive for March, 2009

It’s All Greek to…Hollywood?

Apparently Hollywood is working on a blockbuster movie about the Greek gods. According to Variety: Fox 2000 has assembled a cast of Greek gods for the fantasy adventure “Percy Jackson.” Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean have signed on to play Medusa, Chiron and Zeus, respectively. Kevin McKidd (Poseidon) and Melina Kanakerides (Athena) are […]

Shout-Out from Phi Beta Kappa speaker and Classicist, Tom Palaima

Gustavus must have made a good impression on Phi Beta Kappa speaker and classicist Tom Palaima, who delivered a talk about ancient and modern narratives of war earlier this month.  He mentions Gustavus in his column “In education, enthusiasm matters” in the Austin American-Statesman. Read the whole column here.  Many thanks to everyone for making […]

Annual Broomball Game

On Saturday December 13, 2008, Classicists and Non-Classicists alike joined together in the annual Eta Sigma Phi broomball game. The competitive match-up between Greeks and Romans took place in the Lund Ice Arena. A tight scoring game led the Greeks to believe they had won, but were distraught when the Romans revealed that information was […]

Eta Sigma Phi Welcomes New Members

The Ides of March is characteristically known as an ominous day, full of suspicion and folklore. However, events in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center were anything but auspicious. New members of Eta Sigma Phi were inducted into the society and promised to bind together in “earnest endeavor, good will, and friendship.” The ceremony included a […]

The Aeneid on Facebook!

Someone has reimagined the Aeneid as a facebook page.   Sheer genius! Take a look at it here. (Click on the image to enlarge)

Prominent Classicists Find Temporary Home at Gustavus

We in Classics were fortunate to have not one, but two prominent visiting speakers, who delivered lectures on classical topics this week, both of whom discussed ways in which the study of Classics intersects with the modern world. On Thursday Feb. 26, Professor Patrice Rankine from Purdue University delivered an exciting lecture entitled “Black Athena […]

Gustavus Student Colonizes Carleton

On Feb. 14th, Classics major Paula Wiggam delivered a very well-received paper at the Carleton undergraduate conference on colonization.  Paula has recently returned from the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Sicily, where our very own Matt Panciera is teaching for the year.  Gustavus classicists: taking over the world one corner at a time!