Atticus Cox | 5 May 22:22 2016
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Re: Stobaeus Serin. 1 on Pandora

That should read "Stob. /Serm/.", since /Sermones/ was an alternative title
to Stobaeus's /Anthologion/ or /Florilegium/.
~A.

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On 5 May 2016 at 18:59, Jeffrey Gibson <jgibson000 <at> comcast.net> wrote:

> The entry on Pandora in the /Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and
> Mythology/ opens with these lines:
>
> PANDO′RA (Pandôra), i. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing,
> is the name of the first woman on earth. When Prometheus had stolen the
> fire from heaven, Zeus in revenge caused Hephaestus to make a woman out
> of earth, who by her charms and beauty should bring misery upon the
> human race (Hes. /Theog/. 571, &c.; Stob. /Serin/. 1)
>
> Does anyone have the text of the second citation?
>
> With thanks in advance.
>
> Jeffrey
>
> --
> Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
>
> 1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
> Chicago, IL 60626
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Ralph Hancock | 5 May 21:19 2016
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Scientists explain history (part 94)

​From _New Scientist_, 7 May 2016

Volcanic eruptions linked to rise of Roman Empire

You won't find it in history books, but the Roman Empire's rise to
dominance in Egypt and the Middle East may have been influenced by a series
of volcanic eruptions that reduced rainfall.

The famine and unrest this caused weakened Egypt's Ptolemaic kingdom,
paving the way for the defeat of Cleopatra and Antony by Octavian's Roman
army in 31BC -- leading, ultimately, to the rise of the modern Western
world.

This is the first time the history of this period has had a climate
component, says Joseph Manning, a historian at Yale University.

The Ptolemaic kingdom ruled Egypt and North Africa in the final three
centuries BC. Now, a team of volcanologists and historians has revealed a
close match in timing between volcanic eruptions and domestic uprisings
over this period that contributed to the kingdom's downfall.

"There were revolts and social unrest from 245 BC onwards, down to the
mid-first century BC," Manning told the meeting of the European Geosciences
Union in Vienna, Austria, last month. "One involved the entire river valley
along the Nile for 20 years."

At the heart of the unrest was famine. Grain harvests in the Ptolemaic
kingdom were critically dependent on the annual flooding of fertile plains
by the Nile river, caused by the East African monsoon.

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Jeffrey Gibson | 5 May 19:59 2016
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Stobaeus Serin. 1 on Pandora

The entry on Pandora in the /Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and 
Mythology/ opens with these lines:

PANDO′RA (Pandôra), i. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing, 
is the name of the first woman on earth. When Prometheus had stolen the 
fire from heaven, Zeus in revenge caused Hephaestus to make a woman out 
of earth, who by her charms and beauty should bring misery upon the 
human race (Hes. /Theog/. 571, &c.; Stob. /Serin/. 1)

Does anyone have the text of the second citation?

With thanks in advance.

Jeffrey

--

-- 
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)

1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60626

jgibson000 <at> comcast.net

Lubin, Matthew | 5 May 19:37 2016
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(unknown)

Dear Listmembers,

Does someone know of one or two examples of ancient rulers -- Hellenistic, Roman, Parthian, Arsacid,
Sassanian, Mauryan, Bithynian-Pontic -- for whose existence the only evidence, or nearly the only
evidence, comes from coins? I will gladly listen to examples of provincial satraps, or even well-known
rebels, as well.

Regards,

Matthew

 Matthew Lubin, Ph.D.

Duke University

June Samaras | 5 May 19:23 2016
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ETRUSCAN INSCRIPTION

Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at
ancient temple

March 29, 2016

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered what may be a rare sacred text in
the Etruscan language that is likely to yield rich details about Etruscan
worship of a god or goddess.
The lengthy text is inscribed on a large 6th century BCE sandstone slab
that was uncovered from an Etruscan temple.

Read more at:
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-text-lost-language-reveal-god.html#jCp

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

Patrick T. Rourke | 5 May 11:32 2016
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Fwd: CfP: Modernist Fragmentation and After - International Postgraduate Conference - Princeton September 29-30 2016

Forwarded by request. Please direct any questions to Ms. Kearey.

(Editorial comment: this looks like a great idea for a conference to me.)

> From: "T.E.Z. Kearey" <tezk2 <at> cam.ac.uk>
> Date: May 5, 2016 at 5:23:22 AM EDT
> To: <CLASSICS-L-request <at> LSV.UKY.EDU>
> Subject: CfP: Modernist Fragmentation and After - International Postgraduate Conference - Princeton
September 29-30 2016
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I would be grateful if you could forward the Call for Papers attached below to the classics listserv.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Talitha Kearey
> 
> -----------------------------------
> 
> INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE: MODERNIST FRAGMENTATION AND AFTER
> 
> 
> CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE JULY 1ST 2016
> 
> 
> PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2016
> 
> CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. NORA GOLDSCHMIDT (DURHAM UNIVERSITY)
> 
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DANIEL P. Tompkins | 3 May 20:40 2016
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Complexities of dining at the APA / SCL

It's either a plague or a benefit of attendance at the Annual Meeting that
what begins as a gathering of four or six sometimes balloons: others appear
from nowhere, throwing schedules, transportation, and reservations into
chaos; or threatening too.  Often the result is worth the confusion: new
friends, lively talk, etc.

I just came across a passage in James's *Wings of the Dove *about Milly
Theale's social life once arrived in Venice, later in the book, that
captures some of this.  Possibly of interest.

Dan

More than the prospect had at first promised or threatened she had felt
herself going on in a crowd and with a multiplied escort; the four ladies
[initially] pictured by her ... as a phalanx comparatively closed and
detached had in fact proved a rolling snowball, condemned from day to day
to cover more ground. Susan Shepherd had compared this portion of the
girl's excursion to the Empress Catherine's famous progress across the
steppes of Russia; improvised settlements appeared at each turn of the
road, villagers waiting with addresses drawn up in the language of London.
Old friends in fine were in ambush,  ... when the addresses weren't in the
language of London they were in the more insistent idioms of American
centres. The current was swollen even by ... social connexions; so that
there were days, at hotels, at Dolomite picnics, on lake steamers, when she
could almost repay to Aunt Maud and Kate with interest the debt contracted
by the London "success" to which they had opened the door.

DANIEL P. Tompkins | 3 May 08:42 2016
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Le Monde.fr - Des combats de fourmis féroces organi sés par des chercheurs

"Bataille homerique" among 4 of the most aggressive ant species, which may
soon be more common in US and France.  Univ library copies of Basic and
Applied Ecology, March 2016, have English-language version.  The "battle"
is the only classical content.  Good Napoleon quote in final sentence

The smallest ants won

Dan

[image: Le Monde.fr] <http://www.lemonde.fr/> Des combats de fourmis
féroces organisés par des chercheurs
<http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2016/05/02/la-guerre-des-fourmis_4912344_1650684.html#xtor=AL-32280270>

Des chercheurs français ont organisé des combats entre quatre des cinq plus
féroces espèces de ces insectes. Le résultat est sans appel.

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Mark Davidson | 2 May 20:16 2016
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Beware of classicists bearing pedantry

I've been watching some episodes of the 1980s BBC series Yes Minister.

I thought this wonderful clip must have been posted to the Classics List at
some stage, but I couldn't find it in the archives.

This is the best copy I could find on YouTube, though it's not ideal. Watch
about a minute and a half of it from the point linked to.

https://youtu.be/sVicMd3wOb0?t=8m58s

Mark

Mark Davidson | 2 May 17:44 2016
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Plato and Donald Trump

Democracies end when they are too democratic
by Andrew Sullivan

As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being
tugged by a passage in Plato’s *Republic*. It has unsettled — even
surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The
passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are
talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change
over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed
pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established
out of no other regime than democracy.” What did Plato mean by that?

The rest at
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html

Mark

Lorenzo Smerillo | 2 May 02:26 2016
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Re: Drezner on downside of laptops in the classroom

Why does that ' "need" to be done"?
IS  in fact note-taking the same as "tweeting"?
Too many unsubstantiated presumptions.
Why would one ever "tweet", like a twittering twit, a lecture?
Why not just give an hour-long lecture in an adult, informed and nuanced,
intelligent format?  Or write an essay of the same coin?

See further for the stultification of the sheeple:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-retweeting-memory-online.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=splt-item&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

feliciter.
Lorenzo Smerillo

On 1 May 2016 at 07:44, david meadows <rogueclassicist <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> On the notes issue ... I would really be impressed if one of the
> reactionary studies would look at the potential of 'live tweeting' ...
> compressing ideas into 140 character tweets on the fly is *exactly* what
> note take is ... what needs to be taught is how to live tweet a lecture; it
> can be done.
>
> dm
>
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Lorenzo Smerillo <lorenzo.xiii <at> gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Classrooms, lectures and tutorials are sacred occasions and places.  They
> > are not a venue for cheap entertainment which is tedious to middle-school
> > pupils.  University students pay exorbitant sums of money for the
> privilege
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