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Reedies in Rome

I am away from Reed this year and teaching at the Centro, where many Reed Classics majors (and several faculty) have studied. Three students are here with me this semester. Today we visited the American Academy, a visit that included … finish reading Reedies in Rome

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Facelift for the bulletin board

Thanks to one of our majors in Scriptorium, our always remarkable bulletin board in ETC now has all our names in rustic capitals. (And yes, Hektor is still breaker of horses.) Eat your heart out, Vat. lat. 3225.

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Counterprotest

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New translation of the Iliad by Caroline Alexander – extract | Books | The Guardian

Read a short section from the latest edition of Homer’s great epic of the Trojan wars – the first English translation by a woman Source: New translation of the Iliad by Caroline Alexander – extract | Books | The Guardian

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Willamette Undergraduate Conference

Our friends at Willamette University just issued their announcement for the annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World. This conference is a wonderful and unusual opportunity for students to present their work outside Reed. Please see any of the … finish reading Willamette Undergraduate Conference

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Father Catich in Rome

Stolen from twitter: pictures of Father Edward Catich in mid-creation of the Trajan font. For more on this, see The Eternal Letter edited by Reed alumnus Paul Shaw and with a contribution from our own Gregory MacNaughton.

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Test your knowledge of Latin poetry | OUPblog

As some of you know, we now have access to the excellent “Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.” Let’s celebrate with a tough quiz on Laitn poetry! Source: Test your knowledge of Latin poetry | OUPblog

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Alexander the Great on In Our Time

You all know this is my favorite radio program, right? Alexander the Great.

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Is it a forgery?

I pulled off my shelf an old student edition of Cicero’s Letters to find some sight-reading for Latin 210, and I discovered that my book has a pretty cool provenance: There are lots of penciled notes–whether these are of Scullard … finish reading Is it a forgery?

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Scenes from ETC 2

It’s pretty neat to come to work and see this: Just another day on ETC 2!

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