summer


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 27 January

The APA is offering monetary awards to teachers: http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/4021/ (via @rogueclassicist et al.)
CONVENTICULUM Bostoniense 2013 will run July 27-August 4th. See http://conventiculum.org for more details.
A new issue of Teaching Classical Languages is out: http://www.tcl.camws.org
A new edition of PRIMA is out: http://www.etclassics.org/pages/prima (via @etclassics)
360 degree image of Leptis Magna: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/ancient-libya/leptis-magna-gigapan (via @ahencyclopedia)
Pictures and recipe for Roman libum: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolemage/sets/72157632598067611/ (via @carolemadge)
Roman pork and apples recipe and pictures: http://www.silkroadgourmet.com/ancient-roman-pork-with-apples/ (via @Nihil_Novi_Net and @rogueclassicist)
Roman air pollution (via @brevkin)
In Our Time episode about Romulus and Remus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q02t7 (via @ancientblogger and @jntribolo )
Nero’s changing profile: http://hehasawifeyouknow.tumblr.com/post/41042171125/a-general-progression-of-neros-portraiture-on (via @ancientblogger)
Roman armor found at Caerleon dig: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11288684 (via @ManchurianDevil)
Roman soldiers of African descent at Hadrian’s Wall: http://www.blackpast.org/?q=gah/africans-hadrians-wall (via @HistoryNeedsYou)


Links for the Week of 20 January

The deadline to apply for the American Academy in Rome Classical Summer School has been extended to 31 January and there are still funding opportunities available for secondary teachers: http://aarome.org/apply/summer-programs-0
Only a few spaces remain in the free CAM workshop on Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Teaching Latin on 9 February: http://www.massclass.org/index.php/archives/309
Finds from the drains of Roman bath houses tell us what people wore and what they did there: http://www.livescience.com/26202-drain-lost-items-roman-baths.html (via @Nihil_Novi_Net)
A portrait of a Roman man buried in Roman Britain has been produced using Roman artistic conventions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-21009520 (via @DHSBClassics)
A collection of bibliographies on Roman topics: http://cnx.org/content/col11220/latest/ (via @apaclassics and @iota_subscript)
An argument for teaching Latin: http://comingofageinthemiddle.blogspot.ca/2012/12/verbatim.html (via @quinnkl and @rogueclassicist)
Treasure that was buried to save it from invading Romans has been found: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-treasure-discovered-black-sea-fortress-151425299.html (via @quinnkl)
Comparison of the walls of Rome: http://nolli.uoregon.edu/wallsOfRome.html (via @SarahEBond)
Amazing interactive timeline of Greek and Roman history and literature: http://learninglatin.altervista.org/chrono/chronology.html?l=eng (via @rogueclassicist)