Archive for January, 2011

Adultery and the Marriage Bed: Then and Now

Harvard classics professor Kathleen Coleman has had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times in response to this article on infidelity, which states that… …it is no surprise to find, when a marriage comes apart, that a third person was involved. But even in a sexually liberal culture, the home is […]

‘The Thucydides Trap’

The future of relations between the United States and China: a very modern reason for reading this very ancient historian.  The link is here.

New York Times Review of ‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’

It’s back. The STARZ gladiatorial drama where dialogue has been known to appear between acts of sex and violence has returned for a short prequel series about the ludus of Battiatus before the arrival of Spartacus. The actor playing the title character had to take a temporary leave from the series to undergo cancer treatment.  […]

Restoring a Rare Map: Sacrificing The Really/Not Really Old for the Kind of Old

The New York Times had a fascinating piece on the discovery and restoration of a rare map of New York dating from 1770.  What caught my eye was the example of one of the old books that sacrificed its life so that the map could live: White lines were visible where the map had ripped, […]

Gustavus Classics Blog tops list of 40 best blogs for Classics Geeks!

Gustavus Classics Blog topped the list of the 40 best blogs for Classics Geeks compiled by Full details at: Kudos to Yurie and all those who blog on all of you who blog on this site for doing such a fabulous job tracking what’s going in classics at Gustavus and around the world. […]

Life Imitates Art for Students Staging ‘Antigone’

NY public school student performance of Antigone as protest to school closures gets censored. The link is here.

Ancient Greek Alive

Before you let anyone say that Ancient Greek is a dead language, direct them to this article, which tells us that… …An isolated community near the Black Sea coast in a remote part of north-eastern Turkey has been found to speak a Greek dialect that is remarkably close to the extinct language of ancient Greece. As […]