Jean Alvares | 22 Sep 04:24 2014

Teachers as sophists

I was told today that Kerferd in his The Sophist Movement, claims that the modern teaching profession is
modeled on the Sophists. Thinking about it, I can see how that may hold in the sense of appreciating the
critical use of language and using argument to back up a case, and the way some claimed to be able to teach
virtue. How have his arguments stood?

June Samaras | 21 Sep 02:47 2014
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[TAN] How Google brought Street View to the Pyramids {tan}

Behind the scenes of how Google brought Street View to the Pyramids

Summary: Google is turning to locals to help build out Street View imagery
as it takes its mapping services to pastures new.

Perhaps best known for its mapping of roads and thoroughfares, Google
Street View also offers 360-degree panoramic images of landmarks such as
Stonehenge
<https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/unesco-world-heritage/stonehenge-avebury-and-associated-sites/VxzhBNNu-VGQC8HtVIaY3A?gl&heading=109&pitch=97&fovy=75>
and
the Palace of Versailles
<https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/france-highlights/palace-of-versailles-1/aeHmF2yRGYNu-Z4W2fJr4g?gl=u&heading=21&pitch=93&fovy=75>
, alongside university campuses
<https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/university-campuses?gl=us>,
zoos
<https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/zoos-and-animal-parks?gl=us>,
and theme parks such as Legoland California
<http://california.legoland.com/explore/google_street_view/>.

Street View — which has been prevalent in the US and parts of Europe for
some time — is also increasingly being expanded to other parts of the
world, with locations in Chile, Cambodia, and Botswana all being added to
the service in the recent months.
New Street View images in MENA

Parts of the Middle East have also been included in this recent expansion.
Earlier this month, Google launched a series of 'Special Collects' in
Egypt, marking the first time street level imagery has been used in the
country.
Read this
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June Samaras | 21 Sep 02:42 2014
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Columbia Global Seminar: Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters - Istanbul Spring 2014 - Tell your students!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karen Van Dyck <vandyck <at> columbia.edu>
Date: 18 September 2014 05:30

Dear All,

If you have any undergraduates who are contemplating study abroad please
let them know about this opportunity to study Byzantine and Modern Greek
Studies at Bogaziçi University this Spring. And please print and hang up
the poster.

North American students can apply through Columbia (see below). Greek and
other students in Europe can apply either through ERASMUS programs at their
university or as visiting students directly to Bogaziçi. Although it is an
undergraduate program, graduate students at Bogazici (or visiting) can also
sign up for the Columbia-taught seminars. Fifteen students will be admitted
(5 from North America, 5 from Greece and 5 from Turkey). Happy to forward
syllabi to interested students.

Thanks for spreading the word,

Karen

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Karen Van Dyck
Kimon A. Doukas Chair and Director
Program in Hellenic Studies
Classics Department, Columbia University
*http://hellenic.columbia.edu <http://hellenic.columbia.edu/>*
Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters
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Paul Kimball | 20 Sep 17:03 2014
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CFP: "Julian" at the 2016 SCS Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

I'm forwarding this CFP on behalf of the organizer, Gavin Kelly.

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*Call For Papers The Emperor Julian*

*Organizer: Gavin Kelly, University of Edinburgh*

*Sponsored by the Society for Late Antiquity*

Julian ruled as sole emperor for less than 20 months between November 361
and June 363; however, his reign is among of the best attested periods of
ancient history, and more of his writings survive than of any previous
Roman emperor. The last pagan emperor was also the first emperor born in
Constantinople, and the first to have been baptized and brought up as a
Christian. His religious reversal made Julian the object of intense
interest debate for contemporaries such as Libanius, Gregory Nazianzen, and
Ammianus Marcellinus (recently illuminated in Gregory’s case by Susanna
Elm’s *Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church*); he continued to provoke
fascination throughout the Byzantine period and for historians and writers
since the renaissance, including among many others Gibbon, Ibsen, and
Cavafy. Interest in his religious reaction and the vivid personality
revealed in his and his contemporaries’ writings has stimulated numerous
popular biographies and biographically oriented scholarly works, and to
some extent overshadowed literary interest in his works (though see now
Nicholas Baker Brian and Shaun Tougher (eds.), *Emperor and Author*), or
interpretation of his actions in the broader context of fourth-century
political history. His context in the religious history of the period might
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Diana Wright | 20 Sep 02:20 2014
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Tiro's shorthand in Galway

http://stancarey.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/the-tironian-et-in-galway-ireland/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tironian_notes

DW

Lusnia, Susann S | 19 Sep 19:20 2014
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Peter Greenaway and Agrippa

Noticed this on ANSA.it today - Peter Greenaway is planning a project on Agrippa.

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/09/19/greenaway-unveils-agrippa-project_d54ea630-c08b-4805-9fb0-e6422e191f76.html

[http://www.ansa.it/webimages/img_457x/2014/9/18/f22d7a2781c129708937f08f9dd09c98.jpg]<http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/09/19/greenaway-unveils-agrippa-project_d54ea630-c08b-4805-9fb0-e6422e191f76.html>

Greenaway unveils Agrippa project - Lifestyle - ANSA.it
Welsh film-maker, artist and painter Peter Greenaway said Friday he will produce a multi-media project
dedicated to "Agrippa, the right-hand man and brother-in-law of the Emperor Augustus". (ANSA)
Read more...<http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/09/19/greenaway-unveils-agrippa-project_d54ea630-c08b-4805-9fb0-e6422e191f76.html>

Susann S. Lusnia, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Classical Studies
http://tulane.academia.edu/SusannLusnia

Executive Director
Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT)
http://tulane.edu/celt

Diana Wright | 19 Sep 18:31 2014
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On dating the tomb at Amphipolis

http://www.avgi.gr/article/4031471/olga-palaggia-to-mnimeio-tis-amfipolis-xronologeitai-sti-romaiki-epo-1
Olga Palagia, Prof. of Classical Archaeology at the U of Athens, 
believes the tomb has to do with the battle of Philippi.

The excavator, Katerina Peristeri, insists it is 4th C because of the lion.

(My Chrome translator calls her Katerina Pigeon, which is not at all 
fair.  Olga is a friend, and our olive oil is produced by her husband at 
Mistra, so I have strong feelings here.)

DW

Thomas Talboy | 19 Sep 02:55 2014
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Digressus review online

*Digressus*, the Online Journal for the Classical World is pleased to
announce that the following review is now online.

   - Shigenari Kawashima (translated by Naoko Yamagata), *A New
   Interpretation of Sophocles’ *Oedipus Tyrannus*: In the Light and
   Darkness of Apollo*. Reviwed by Rosanna Lauriola (Idaho)

*Digressus *is a fully refereed online journal. For information on
submitting an article or review, please visit www.digressus.org. Visit
us/follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tom

Thomas H. Talboy PhD
Editor
*Digressus*

Hanna Roisman | 18 Sep 23:23 2014

UPDATED COLBY COLLEGE Ancient HIstorian 1 year position

*COLBY COLLEGE – WATERVILLE, ME*

Classics - Ancient Historian Search

The Department of Classics at Colby College invites applications for a
one-year replacement position beginning September 1, 2015 at the rank of
Faculty Fellow. Ph.D. or A.B.D. with specialization in Ancient History
required. The candidate should ideally have proven excellence in teaching
both large and small classes, and the capability to foster a growing
interest in Classical Civilization at Colby College. The teaching load is
four courses including a 100-level Greek History, 100-level Roman History,
and 200-level Greek or Roman history and a seminar in Greek or Roman
history on topics of the candidate’s choice. Review of applications will
begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants may be interviewed at the SCS meeting in New Orleans. Please
send a complete dossier including: cover letter, *curriculum vitae*, three
letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy and research
interests, summaries of teaching evaluations (optional) *in a single PDF
file* titled with your last and first name, via email to:
ancienthistory <at> colby.edu. Letters of reference can be also sent separately
to this address.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students
and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's
qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and
institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status,
genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our
educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
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Hanna Roisman | 18 Sep 23:22 2014

UPDATED Colby College Hellenist/Generalist 1 year posiiton

COLBY COLLEGE – WATERVILLE, ME
Classics Search

The Department of Classics at Colby College invites applications for a
one-year replacement position beginning Fall 2015 at the rank of Faculty
Fellow.

Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Classics required. The candidate should be a Hellenist
or Generalist, ideally with a proven excellence in teaching both large and
small classes, and the capability to foster a growing interest in Classics
at Colby College. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach
Greek and Latin at all levels and possibly courses in translation. The
teaching load is four courses. Review of applications will begin December
1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be
interviewed at the SCS meeting in New Orleans. Please send a complete
dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of
reference, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests,
summaries of teaching evaluations (optional) in a single PDF file titled
with your last and first name, via email to:
classicallanguageandliterature <at> colby.edu. Letters of reference can be also
sent separately to this address.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students
and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's
qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and
institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status,
genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our
educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
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Hanna Roisman | 18 Sep 17:45 2014

One your replacement position at Colby College — H ellenist/Generalist

COLBY COLLEGE – WATERVILLE, ME
Classics Search

The Department of Classics at Colby College invites applications for a
one-year replacement position beginning Fall 2015 at the rank of Faculty
Fellow.

Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Classics required. The candidate should be a Hellenist
or Generalist, ideally with a proven excellence in teaching both large and
small classes, and the capability to foster a growing interest in Classics
at Colby College. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach
Greek and Latin at all levels and possibly courses in translation. The
teaching load is four courses. Review of applications will begin December
1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be
interviewed at the SCS meeting in New Orleans. Please send a complete
dossier including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of
reference, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests,
summaries of teaching evaluations (optional) in a single PDF file titled
with your last and first name, via email to:
classicallanguageandliterature <at> colby.edu. Colby College is committed to
equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage
inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic
diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis
of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or
national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For
more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu


Gmane