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 not only the library but also the rooftop of the Villa Aurelia, with its amazing views of the city and surrounding hills, AND the Aqua Traiana. Here, in the Academy basement, are Rikki, Elliot, and Lex getting ready to go down into the aqueduct. Elliot is holding Peanut, a golden ass made for me by their classmate Marnie. Peanut is now an Instagram star.