antikythera


Links for the Week of 10 February

Summer Opportunities

UT-Austin is offering its Intensive Summer Greek course again: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/classics/courses/Summer.php

The Vergilian Society has a variety of trips and classes available for the summer: http://www.vergil.clarku.edu/cumae.htm

Ascanius’s LatinSummer program is open for applications for students in grades 1-7: http://www.ascaniusyci.org/latinsummer/ (There’s one in Amherst, MA, as well as sites in VA, SC, and MO.) (via @etclassics and Ascanius)

Conventiculum Bostoniense runs from 27 July to 4 August: http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/conventiculum_bostoniense/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (via @apaclassics)

UGA Classics Summer Institute: http://rogueclassicism.com/2013/02/07/ed-ugaclassics-summer-institute-2013/ (via @etclassics and @rogueclassicist)

Excavation in Umbria: http://quemdixerechaos.com/2013/01/14/romarch-roman-period-archaeological-field-school-in-umbria-vicus-ad-martis/ (via @rogueclassicist)

Archaeological News and Links

A gold wreath was found in a Greek subway: http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ancient-gold-wreath-found-in-greek-subway-130207.htm (via @Archaeology365)

Pompeii updates: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/good-news-and-bad-for-pompeii/?partner=rss&emc=rss (via @tronchin)

Roman air pollution: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Air-Pollution-Has-Been-a-Problem-Since-the-Days-of-Ancient-Rome-187936271.html?device=ipad (via @c_katsari)

City of Rome

Culture Week in Rome has been canceled: https://saverome.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/culture-week-canceled/ (via @AIRomanCulture)

Maps and Reconstructions

Roman hairstyles recreated: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324900204578286272195339456.html (via @DrKillgrove et al.)

An album played on the lyre: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/view_item_album/artist_1132710?item_id=1718745 (via @AncientLyre)

Maps of the travels of Odysseus (click on the map on the page linked to for more): http://hehasawifeyouknow.tumblr.com/post/42424998856/ever-wonder-where-odysseus-travels-took-him (via @ancientblogger)

An article on new mapping of the Roman Empire: http://romanarcheo.blogspot.com/2013/02/getting-measure-of-ancient-rome.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (via @jntribolo)

Pictures of other artifacts from Antikythera: http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-antikythera-wreck-photos.html?spref=tw (via @DorothyKing)

A digital reconstruction of a Roman silver dish: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274073/Fine-dining-Roman-style-Archaeologists-digitally-reconstruct-ornate-plate-fragments-buried-Scottish-hillside-1-500-years-ago.html#axzz2KPUWDqCr (via @DorothyKing)

Caesar

A free copy of a Latomus article on Caesar and topography: http://historyoftheancientworld.com/2010/03/caesars-battle-descriptions-and-the-defeat-of-ariovistus/ historyancient

Statistics

SAT score news, with break outs by language: http://research.collegeboard.org/programs/sat/data/cb-seniors-2012 (via @mamacheatham @magisterstevens)

Survey

A survey for teachers who use Ecce Romani: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ecceromani (via @KatyReddick)

Charity

Three authors, dressed as Roman soldiers, are walking Hadrian’s Wall for Doctors without Borders and Combat Stress: http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/benkane


Links for the Week of 6 January

Regular posting will be starting again this week.

Mt. Vesuvius from space” (via @tronchin)

More information about the Antikythera mechanism shipwreck, with a nice reconstruction of it: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/01/03/antikythera-shipwreck-survey/1804353/ (via @markhilverda and @ARCHAEOLOGYfans)

@CryForByzantium will be starting over on 1 February, tweeting Byzantine history from the beginning.

Mary Beard as a Vestal Virgin talking about Roman holidays: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20851654 (via @wmarybeard)

Information on the Mithraeum at the Baths of Caracalla, with pictures and how to get tickets: http://saverome.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/1152/ (via @AIRomanCulture)


Links for the Week of 2 December

The AIRC has a program for high school students to study in Rome in July of 2013: http://www.romanculture.org/page/engaging-history-high-school (via @AIRomanCulture)

A Mary Beard piece on Pompeii’s plaster casts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20407286 (via @davidjcraven)

A brief piece on the Antikythera Mechanism: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ancient-computer-yielding-some-secrets-4063828.php (via @jntribolo)

Spending in Roman politics: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/11/citizens_united_massive_political_campaign_donations_during_the_roman_republic.html?wpisrc=sl_ipad (via @Caecilius)

A list of pop culture references to Pompeii: http://popclassicsjg.blogspot.de/2012/11/top-5-representations-of-pompeii.html (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)

A short piece about the end of Pompeii: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stones/2012/11/27/how-pompeii-perished/ (via @DrKillgrove and @jntribolo)

Ostia Antica has a new website: http://www.ostiaantica.beniculturali.it/en/index.php (via @SaveRome)

A piece on how Latin lives on: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/09/how-latin-outlived-the-romans/ (via @DHSBClassics)