Category Archives: Nugae

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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In Praise of Bald Men (Ecloga de Calvis)

Beth Platte, the Instructional Technologist for Foreign Languages, informed me of this incredible feat of Latin. It’s medieval, but I couldn’t help but share. The following is the first four lines from the Ecloga de Calvis (“In Praise of Bald Men”), a ca. … finish reading In Praise of Bald Men (Ecloga de Calvis)

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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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Get on it, guys. These NZ kids are putting you to shame.

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Nerds win the day

I think the headline says it all: This guy just won University Challenge with ‘Hapax legomenon’  

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Birthdays in the Classics Department

Two of the professors have back-to-back birthdays. One of our students made us cupcakes. Mine is pictured below with Prof. Wasserstrom’s dog in the background.

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Do the kids even say this these days?

Personally I tend to think it would be in the volo/nolo group…. Both meanings obviously present here:

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The True Story of the first edition Iliad

This article on the now well known J. Lo flop goof is for my friend Sophia.

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New Kate Beaton comic

Hark, a Myrmidon! μῆνιν ἄειδε θεά etc.

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