Archive for May, 2011

Move Over Indiana Jones, It’s Space-Age Technology to the Rescue!

Very cool!  Just when you thought all the big stuff had already been found, it looks like the swash-buckling archaeologist days of Howard Carter and  Heinrich Schliemann are back again.  Kind of.  Armed with infrared technology that has already led to exciting discoveries and has the potential to discourage looting (ahem), archaeologists are excited to […]

Damnatio Memoriae before our very eyes…

An interesting column from the New York Times about a practice as old as Egypt itself–the attempt to expunge the names and images of ousted political rulers from public spaces.  See below for an excerpt on the practice in Rome. Erasing the Face of History LAST month, a Cairo court ordered that images of […]

MSU’s production of the Odyssey takes top honors at American College Theatre Festival

Some of us were lucky enough to catch MSU’s production of Mary Zimmerman’s Odyssey last fall.  We all knew we had a top notch theatrical/classical experience, and apparently the judges at the American College Theatre Festival agreed.   This just in from the Phi Beta Kappa blog: Who’d dare to put on the stage in […]

Green and Yellows: A Hip-Hop Shout-out to the Cambridge Commentaries

A clever classics-themed parody of wiz khalifa’s “black and yellow” adapted to praise the Cambridge “green and yellow” classical commentary series, complete with agonistic put-downs of rival Oxford Classical Texts (OCT).   yeah, uh huh you know what it is green and yellows (x4) everything i read i read in green OCTs nothin’ cambridge green […]

Congratulations, Eric and Will!

A double congratulations to Professor Eric Dugdale and Professor Emeritus Will Freiert! This past weekend on May 7th, Eric received the received the 2011 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award at the College’s Honors Day Convocation.  Faculty members are nominated for the award by fellow faculty members based on professional accomplishments regarding research activities in private, public, […]

Major Latin Lit News: 71 New Manuscripts of Ovid have been Uncovered.

This brief article (in English) is followed by a slightly more informative article in Spanish. It’s not certain how big this news is yet. It looks like the manuscripts are mostly of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This is possibly at least somewhat frustrating news for the editors of the most recent critical editions of that text, though […]