Category Archives for Classics-General

James Romm Makes Times 100 Notable Books

I’m pleased to report that the New York Times this month selected Dying Every Day, by Reading Odyssey Board Member James Romm, as one of 2014’s 100 Notable Books. The Bard College classics professor dives into the painful moral ambiguity … Continue reading

15. December 2014 by bswislow
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Mary Beard on why we read the Classics

Check out Classicist Mary Beard’s somewhat discursive lecture on the state of the Classics in contemporary culture, including consideration of a “decline” that goes back centuries, and some inspiring points for those of us who continue to engage w… Continue reading

29. January 2012 by Arrian
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Some ‘Ancient Greek’ online games

Here are several online ‘Ancient Greek’ games. I particularly like “Zeno” but they are all quite clever and fun to play. To play: – click on the link below – click to start – and then type the first letter of the game you want to play – i.e. “Z” f… Continue reading

05. January 2012 by Phil Terry
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What an Average Ancient Greek Looked Like

Museumgoers get their first glimpse of an average resident of ancient Greece.DNA from a mass grave found in Athens in the mid-1990s helped experts identify typhoid fever as a possible source of the plague that killed off one quarter of the city’… Continue reading

11. March 2011 by Arrian
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Pompeii exhibit at The Discovery Center in NYC

For those of you who weren’t on the call before we started, I mentioned I had gone to see the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Center in NYC on Sunday. It was very interesting on its own, but also because some of the frescoes and artifacts dated f… Continue reading

09. March 2011 by astipanovic
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The Landmark Series has a new web site

The Landmark Series is the most accessible and detailed set of classics editions ever published of the great works of Thucydides, Herodotus, Arrian and Xenophon. The series editor Bob Strassler is a board member of the Reading Odyssey. The Landmar… Continue reading

30. December 2010 by Arrian
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Wonderful news about Paul Cartledge

Folks, Wonderful news: Paul Cartledge has been appointed to a new endowed chair at Cambridge (see the full news release below). Phil —————————-News release New chair in Ancient Greek culture established7 October 2008 ���A new Pro… Continue reading

09. October 2008 by Arrian
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Dr. Paul Cartledge call – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for special Dr. Paul Cartledge call in early June. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Dr-Paul-Cartledge-June2008.mp3 Continue reading

05. June 2008 by Arrian
Categories: Classics-General, Herodotus, Lecture, Lecture, Thucydides | Tags: , | 1 comment