New online journal: EIDOLON

Via Professor Seidman’s recommendation, a new online journal for Classics:

EIDOLON.

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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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Classics faculty and students visit Pompeii exhibit in Seattle

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Classics faculty Ellen Millender and Wally Englert and Classics students Nick Brancaccio, Maria Carpenter, Claire Didziulis, Madeline Gettman, Kalina Hadzhikova, Anya Logan, and Haley Tilt had a great time visiting the Pompeii exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle on April 11, 2015.

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Sappho on In Our Time

I really like the fact that this program was preceded by one on the California Gold Rush, which is also great (esp. if, like me, you had to study California history in elementary school).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pqsk4#auto

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Elizabeth Heintges ’12 in Euripides’ Ion

More unabashed pride in our alumni! Elizabeth Heintges ’12, now a graduate student at Columbia University, is playing Creusa in the annual Barnard-Columbia Greek Play this weekend.

I dislike the “relatable light” take on the production, but here’s a brief article about it.

 

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Alumni encounters over spring break!

I am grumpy about spring break coming to an end, but it was an eventful one for Reed Classics! We hosted a successful CAPN conference last weekend. Among the presenters were Brett Rogers ’99, Rachel Carlson ’06, and Jessica Kapteyn ’07. We were very pleased to congratulate Rachel and Jessica on their recent Ph.D. defenses.

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Later, Wally went to Pomona College and saw Chris Chinn ’94, and Nigel and Ellen went to Amherst for an AALAC conference and hung out with Amanda Wilcox ’96, who teaches at Williams.

I tried not to be too grumpy about the end of spring break when having brunch today with Whitney Debber ’14 and Audrey Lorberfeld ’13.

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Classics alumni in Reed magazine

A great story about the new book Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and its editors, Brett Rogers ’99 and Ben Stevens ’98.

 

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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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Great blog post on Italic script by Audrey Lorberfeld ’13

Audrey Lorberfeld ’13 works at the Frick Collection in New York. Check out her recent blog post on the NYARC site!

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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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