Archive for Eric Dugdale

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. […]

Reflections on Rome by Nick Harper

I came, I saw you, and You conquered my heart

Meet Emmet!

Emmet Seokheon Easton-Hong was born at 5:24PM (what a considerate young chap!) on January 4. He showed his interest for languages at an early age, accompanying his parents to the American Philological Association conference three days later. At this rate, he will soon be fluent in Hittite, Luwian and Phrygian and politely asking for bekos. […]

Tricolon, anaphora and autonomasia in Obama’s speeches

Ever since the historic speech that he gave at as a rookie senator at the 2004 Democratic Convention, Obama has been mesmerizing large audiences with his rousing speeches. Charlotte Higgins, writer for the Guardian and author of “It’s All Greek To Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World” […]

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!

Alumnus John Albertson’s (’06) first-hand account of underwater archaeology in Black Sea

Dear readers, I’ve been asked to write a brief account of my doings since graduation in ’06, and thus you find this post. I’m writing from the stark, stony beauty of the Crimean coast where I’m currently working with the Centre for Underwater Archaeology of Ukraine’s Taras Shevchenko University. Upon leaving Gustavus I actually spent […]

Classics family growing

Even as we say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors and to Bronwen, we eagerly look forward to the arrival of three new faculty who will be joining us and adding to the record number of Gustavus classicists (30 majors at the last count!). You will get to meet them properly at the fall […]

Who is that prodigy?

Senior Andrew Howard presented a paper, entitled “The Runner and the Iliad” at the 103rd annual meeting of the CAMWS in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 14. CAMWS is one of the two largest professional classical associations in the country. Andrew’s paper was accepted through a blind review process and was competing with the abstracts of […]

Bronwen heads south

At the end of the academic year, Bronwen will be leaving us to take up a tenure-track position at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University. She joins a large and growing classics department that was looking for a Hellenist “whose research explores relationships with Roman and broader Mediterranean culture as a whole”, someone who […]

Athenaze is not just a book

A fortnight ago I had the pleasure of being invited to Athens (Athens, Georgia, that is!) to give a talk on Euripides’ Trojan Women in conjunction with a production of the play by UGA’s theatre department. My talk (“Athenian Men Watching Trojan Women: the Function Of Tragedy in Athens”) was part of their blockbuster Athenaze […]