Laval Hunsucker | 26 Apr 23:53 2015
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Reopened today ( for public tours )

This remarkable monument, with which some or perhaps
many of you will be familiar, has now been secured and
partially restored. It's an old personal favorite of mine.

Below, I list a couple of news items, from today and
yesterday, and then a couple of videos produced for the
occasion ( with alternative locations for the former ) :

http://gds.it/2015/04/26/il-mistero-si-svela-la-basilica-sotterranea-di-roma-apre-ai-visitatori-foto_347218/

"26 Aprile 2015

Il mistero si svela, la Basilica Sotterranea di Roma apre
ai visitatori

[ etc. ]"

( with eight slides )

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http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/04/25/news/societa_-112761436/

"Magia e riti pagani nella basilica sotterranea di Porta
Maggiore

Da domenica l’apertura al pubblico del monumento.
Venti secoli di misteri custoditi sotto 9 metri di terra

di SARA GRATTOGGI
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Laval Hunsucker | 26 Apr 22:41 2015
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Condition of Ostia antica

From Repubblica Roma yesterday and possibly of interest
to some here :

"Ostia antica, fango e melma nel Mitreo. L'area archeologica
nel degrado

Il luogo di culto delle Terme del Mitra non è visitabile e l'area
è inaccessibile. Il direttore Morelli: "Non è incuria, purtroppo
c'è una falda d'acqua"

25 aprile 2015

[ etc. ]"

( with seventeen slides ).

http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/04/25/news/degrado_ostia_antica-112835718/

- Laval Hunsucker
  Breukelen, Nederland

Kathryn Johnson | 26 Apr 03:53 2015
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Can Anybody Read This Sentence in Welsh?

At least, I *think *it's Welsh.

Gofal dyn duw al gwerid.

 Can anyone help me out wit this?

Thanks in advance,

Kathryn

June Samaras | 26 Apr 02:58 2015
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The Chauvet Cave

The Chauvet Cave's Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated
By ALISSA J. RUBIN

A $59 million replica of the original cave, renowned for its prehistoric
paintings, opens to the public on Saturday.

USE THE LINK FOR MORE DETILAS AND PICTURES

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/25/arts/design/the-chauvet-caves-hyperreal-wonders-replicated.html?emc=edit_th_20150425&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=19657039

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E-mail : june.samaras <at> gmail.com

Mark Thorne | 25 Apr 19:43 2015

Ancient Greek resources for the K-6 crowd?

A colleague of mine has recently told me that her 9 yr-old daughter is in love with mythology and now wants to
dabble in learning some ancient Greek. Because I want to foster that kind of creative interest while the
iron is hot, so to speak, I'm asking here for resources for introducing Greek to kids that young. (And we're
sticking to ancient Greek, not modern Greek.) I know of a few resources for Latin aimed at that
demographic, but not Greek.

Suggestions?

Mark

Patrick T. Rourke | 25 Apr 16:54 2015
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Fwd: Is the term "Moorish" now considered racist?

____________
P. T. Rourke

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Owen Cramer <OCramer <at> ColoradoCollege.edu>
> Date: April 25, 2015 at 10:38:35 AM EDT
> 
> Subject: Re: Is the term "Moorish" now considered racist?
> 
> Oh dear! Of course, since we are familiar with terms like Matamoros and kohlpech rabenschwartzer Mohr,
we've got to remember the put-down involved in using the word Moor. Not to mention the plot of Othello. I
suppose Maghrebi might be better: "Arab" isn't correct a lot of the time for Arab-speaking Spanish and
North African people. But if you're trying to reproduce the diction of a Reconquista-era Spanish text,
what else is there?
> Owen Cramer
> 
> ________________________________________
> Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:53 AM
> To: CLASSICS-L <at> LSV.UKY.EDU
> Subject: Is the term "Moorish" now considered racist?
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> Having recently translated into English a short text referencing
> 14th-century Spain, I was surprised when the translation's recipient
> objected to the use of the term "Moorish" as being racist. I've always
> believed that the term was free of derogatory connotations (and found
> it in use on at least one online site which I would expect to be
> extremely sensitive to ethnic slurs); however, medieval Spain is not
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Raphaela | 25 Apr 14:53 2015
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Is the term "Moorish" now considered racist?

Dear all,

Having recently translated into English a short text referencing
14th-century Spain, I was surprised when the translation's recipient
objected to the use of the term "Moorish" as being racist. I've always
believed that the term was free of derogatory connotations (and found
it in use on at least one online site which I would expect to be
extremely sensitive to ethnic slurs); however, medieval Spain is not
and never has been my field and thus I'm not by any means fully
conversant with developments in its terminology.

Hence my appeal to the list's collective knowledge. Is the term
acceptable or not acceptable in academic parlance? In non-academic
parlance? And either way, if one insisted on avoiding it in the
context of medieval Spain, what else would one use to reference the
culture and cultural artefacts formerly known as Moorish? Is "Arabic" 
safe?

RJ

June Samaras | 25 Apr 07:33 2015
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"Climate and Society in Byzantine and Ottoman Anatolia": May 1-3, 2015

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dimitri H. Gondicas <gondicas <at> princeton.edu>
Date: 23 April 2015 at 17:55

 *PRINCETON UNIVERSITY*

*Conference*


*CLIMATE AND SOCIETY IN BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN ANATOLIA, 300-1900 CE*

Towards understanding the impact of climate on complex societies of the
pre-industrial era

Friday May 1 – Sunday May 3,  2015

09.30 – 18.00

216 Aaron Burr Hall

*Open to Princeton students, faculty and fellows only*

Conference poster and speakers:
http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/images/ScannedFlyers14-15/5-1_5-1-15%20Climate%20Poster.pdf

Cosponsored by:  Princeton Institute for International and Regional
Studies, Department of History, Department of Near Eastern Studies,
Department of Art & Archaeology, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies,
Program in the Ancient World, Princeton Environmental Institute, Council
for the Humanities
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June Samaras | 25 Apr 07:32 2015
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Exploring a subterranean hideaway in Turkey that may be the largest in the world.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/04/underground_city_turkey_cappadocian_dwelling_may_be_world_s_largest_video.html

The Underground City

Exploring a subterranean hideaway in Turkey that may be the largest in the
world.

By Paca Thomas

Subterranean sanctuaries are found in no fewer than 27 countries around the
world, but today most deep-earth domains are less about refuge and more
about retail and railways. That is not the case with a underground system
that’s been uncovered in what is now Turkey, which archeologists believe
Cappadocian settlers used to avoid chaos above ground thousands of years
ago.
Where does this discovery fit among the globe’s other underground cities?
For one thing, it may turn out to be the largest. Watch the video above for
a quick survey on dwellings down below and incredible scans that survey the
newly discovered hideaway in Turkey.

Laval Hunsucker | 24 Apr 22:58 2015
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'Haunting' and 'surprising' ?

This new NYRB item seems worth mentioning here :

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/may/07/sensual-sappho/

Sensual Sappho

Edith Hall
May 7, 2015 Issue

Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works

translated from the ancient Greek by Diane J. Rayor, with an
introduction and notes by André Lardinois
Cambridge University Press, 173 pp., $70.00

- Laval Hunsucker
  Breukelen, Nederland

Jean Alvares | 24 Apr 20:04 2015

Summer online courses at Montclair State University

If you are a college or high school student interested in taking online 
classics courses this summer, the Department of Classics and General 
Humanities at Montclair State University offers a pretty complete 
program, including Latin and Greek. .For questions contact the Chair, 
Jean Alvares, alvaresj <at> mail.montclair.edu

For more information on how to enroll in summer programs as a visiting 
student, see http://www.montclair.edu/summer/register/visiting-students/

And see our handout at 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/.../Summer_Fallcombo2015v2....

GNHU 201-­-91 (10611 ) General Humanities I

	

06-15-15 to 07-09-15

GNHU 282-­-91 (11393) Roman Civilization

	

06-15-15 to 08-06-15

GNHU115-­-91(10608 )TroyandtheTrojanWar

	

05-18-15 to 06-11-1515

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