Diana Wright | 25 Jul 04:07 2014

John Williams, Augustus



Bradley Skene | 24 Jul 20:10 2014

Article Request Ambix

Could someone who has access supply me with a pdf of this article:

C. Anne Wilson
"Pythagorean Theory and Dionysian Practice: The Cultic and Practical
Background to Chemical Experimentation in Hellenistic Egypt
Ambix 45.1 (1998): 14–33.

Only one library here takes *Ambix *and they recently shifted their back
issues to storage in another city so only enrolled students and faculty of
the owning institution can get access to it.


Bradley A. Skene

Judith Hallett | 24 Jul 03:59 2014

Re: 2nd International Thornton Wilder conference June 11-13, 2015/CFP Deadline November 1, 2014 (apologies for cross-posting)

> * *
> The Second International
> Thornton Wilder Conference
> June 11-13, 2015
> Newport, Rhode Island
> The Second International Thornton Wilder Conference will be held at 
> Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, a city rich in its 
> associations with Wilder. The conference will be sponsored by the 
> Thornton Wilder Society and Salve Regina University. Wilder first came 
> to Newport as a member of the first Coast Artillery Corps of the 
> National Army, stationed at Fort Adams on Narragansett Bay, during the 
> final months of World War I. The charms of Newport drew him back 
> during the summer of 1922 after his first year of teaching at The 
> Lawrenceville School. He lived at the YMCA and tutored children of 
> Newport families to earn living expenses, and he worked on his first 
> novel, /The Cabala/; this experience became the basis for his last and 
> most autobiographical novel, /Theophilus North. /Wilder returned to 
> Newport many times during the rest of his life, often writing parts of 
> plays or novels––he completed /The Bridge of San Luis Rey /there in 
> 1927––and working on his non-fiction while staying in such 
> still-famous hotels as the Castle Hill Inn and The Viking. Newport 
> thus stands as perhaps first among equals of the many “spas out of 
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Diana Wright | 24 Jul 02:35 2014




June Samaras | 23 Jul 21:02 2014


Interesting quote from an article referencing Bill Gates and autodidacts

<<< in a paper
<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00461520.2013.804395> published
in *Educational Psychologist* last year, Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer of
Maastricht University and Paul A. Kirschner of the Open University of the
Netherlands challenge the popular assumption “that it is the learner who
knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his

There are three problems with this premise, van Merriënboer and Kirschner
write. The first is that novices, by definition, don’t yet know much about
the subject they’re learning, and so are ill-equipped to make effective
choices about what and how to learn next. The second problem is that
learners “often choose what they prefer, but what they prefer is not always
what is best for them”—that is, they practice tasks that they enjoy or are
already proficient at, instead of tackling the more difficult tasks that
would actually enhance their expertise. And third, although learners like
having some options, unlimited choices quickly become frustrating—as well
as mentally taxing, constraining the very learning such freedom was
supposed to liberate.>>>



My daughter was "educated"  in that <learner knows best> style and still
suffers in some intellectual areas because she was never exposed to any
wide ranging curriculum or real academic rigour until she finally went to
University. Only now does she face those areas in which "she did not know
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Thomas Talboy | 23 Jul 18:40 2014

book for review

*Digressus*, the Online Journal for the Classical World has received the
following for review.

   - Pat Getz-Gentle, *Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture*. (U.

Interested persons should email info <at> digressus.org and include a statement
of their qualifications to review.  Advanced postgraduate students are
welcome to review assuming a supervisor or established scholar will vet
their review.
*Digressus *is a fully refereed online journal. For information on
submitting an article or review, please visit www.digressus.org.

Thomas H. Talboy, PhD

Grote, Dale | 22 Jul 22:11 2014

Modern Greek/Ancient Greek

I heard that someone once published a short text which teaches Italian for folks with a background in Latin.

Is there something like that for Modern Greek? I.e., a book that assumes a knowledge of Ancient Greek?

Thanks -dg

Dale A. Grote,  PhD | Associate Professor of Classics | Languages and Culture Studies
443 COED UNC Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223 
Phone: 704-687-8794 
Paul Christesen | 22 Jul 19:42 2014

Cartledge Conference

We are pleased to announce the following conference...

SEP. 26-27, 2014

Tentative Schedule

Friday, September 26
9:00 Opening Remarks: Paul Millett & Paul Christesen
9: 15: Josh Ober, "The Sparta Game: Violence, proportionality, austerity" 
10.00: Kurt Raaflaub -"Early Greek Political Thought and the Ancient Near East: Problems and Considerations"
10:45: Break
11:00: Wilfried Nippel, "Marx and Antiquity"
11:45: Konstantinos Vlassopoulos, "Marxism and ancient history"
12:30: Lunch
1:30: Carol Atack, "'Cyrus appeared both great and beautiful': Xenophon and the performativity of kingship"
2:15: Robin Osborne, "Greek pederasty: an illustrated history"

3:00: Break

3:15: Edith Hall, "The boys from Cydathenaeum: how to do things with Cleon"
4:00: Lene Rubinstein, "Exiles in Athens in the fourth century B.C."
4:45: Break
5:00: Keynote: Timothy Whitmarsh, "History, Chance and Resistance in the Roman World"
6:15: Drinks Reception

Saturday, September 27

9:00: Emily Greenwood, "Pericles's Utopia - a reading of Thucydides and Plato"
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Diana Wright | 22 Jul 03:02 2014

Metamorphoses metamorphed



Kayla Burson | 21 Jul 14:29 2014

New Titles in Classics from ISD

New & Recent Titles in Classics!

ISD, Distributor of Scholarly Books, is pleased to offer subscribers of
Classics-L 20% off the list price of the books below through the end of August.

Orders are welcome by phone or fax, by email to orders <at> isdistribution.com,
or by clicking through to our website from any of the links below. Simply
enter the promotional code 231-14 when prompted at checkout, and offer
prices will be applied.

The Priority of Locomotion in Aristotle's Physics
by Sebastian Odzuck

Hardback, 235 pages
Publication Date: May 2014

Regular Price: $124.00 / Special Offer Price: $100.00

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Series: Hypomnemata Untersuchungen zur Antike und zu ihrem Nachleben, 196

The book inquires into Aristotle's claim that of the four kinds of change
that exist - i.e. change of quantity, quality, substance, and place - the
latter, that is locomotion, is the most fundamental and important kind and
thus is primary in various ways with respect to the other kinds of change.

In a first step, the author shows that the arguments for the thesis of
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June Samaras | 20 Jul 01:58 2014

Fwd: Greek Theatre at Bradfield School re-opened

An ancient Greek theater reopened in the heart of a British school

The architectural firm Octopi renovated the 1890 historic theater  at
 Bradfield College


Use the link to see pictures and plan

June Samaras
(For Books about Greece)
2020 Old Station Rd
Canada L5M 2V1
Tel : 905-542-1877
E-mail : kalamosbooks <at> gmail.com


June Samaras
2020 Old Station Rd
Canada L5M 2V1
Tel : 905-542-1877
E-mail : june.samaras <at> gmail.com

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