Archive for Yurie HongPage 2

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, […]

Epictetus on Eating, Digesting, and Vomitting. And Philosophy.

So here’s a random, vivid little analogy from the Stoic philosopher Epictetus: Never call yourself a philosopher…For there is great danger in immediately throwing out what you have not digested. …For sheep don’t throw up the grass to show the shepherds how much they have eaten; but, inwardly digesting their food, they outwardly produce wool […]

One Country’s Trash, Another Country’s Treasure…

Okay, that’s putting it a little dramatically.  But, given the precarious status of classics programs across the country, most recently at Michigan State University and University of Maine, and the fact that  people are constantly having to argue for the cost-effectiveness of the humanities and the value of a small-liberal arts education, it’s safe to […]

Walking in Their (Gladiatorial) Footsteps

Just in case you really needed one more reason to go to Rome, now you can…   “…follow in the footprints of the gladiators, the Christians and the lions as they made their way into the Colosseum. For the first time in years, the private backstage areas of this blood-drenched theatre is open to the […]

Us vs. Them: Good News from the Classical World

This blog post has been in limbo, hiding among some old drafts, so it’s a bit late. Apologies!  In the wake of the AZ shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a review of Erich Gruen’s Rethinking the Other in Antiquity. The review juxtaposes Gruen’s reinterpretation of ancient attitudes toward the Other […]

Beware of High School Students Bearing School Projects…

…They might just knock your socks off!                 Their project for humanities class had to have something to do with the ancient Greeks.As Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports, their teacher couldn’t believe it. …”They said they had a great idea, but they wouldn’t tell me what it was,” […]

Bone Girl: Biological anthropologist’s blog blends Classics, Archaeology, and Bioanthropology

HT Sasa for alerting me to this cool blog about archaeology, bioanthropology, and the classical world. I haven’t been able to spend too much time on it, but there are a lot of interesting posts here.  I especially liked this one entitled “Ancient Riches, Modern Gambling” analyzing the historically themed slot machines. I love, love, […]