Diana Wright | 29 Sep 22:57 2014
June Samaras | 29 Sep 03:56 2014

Playing Scrabble with Sappho: A Translation Workshop

"Playing Scrabble with Sappho: A Translation Workshop for Anyone Interested
in the Interplay of Poetry, Translation, and Play"

Hosted by the Ludics Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
October 8 at 5:00pmRoom 110, Barker Center, Harvard UniversityWorkshop led
by James N. Stone.James N. Stone has a Doctor of Psychology and is an
award-winning translator of Ancient and Modern Greek poetry.


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

June Samaras | 27 Sep 18:10 2014

The Seaton Down Hoard: Amateur metal detector uncovers 22,000 Roman coins

The Seaton Down Hoard: Amateur metal detector uncovers 22,000 Roman coins


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

Fred Mench | 27 Sep 14:39 2014

Free Roman Fiction e-book

The episodes in the series are fun to read & pretty accurate. You can't go wrong on the price.

Fred Mench

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <alex <at> roma-invicta.com>
> Date: September 26, 2014 at 4:50:00 AM CDT
> To: fmench <at> earthlink.net
> Subject: Caesar's Lictor - A NEW free eBook from Marcus Mettius
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> I just wanted to let you know that the long-awaited next chapter in the Marcus Mettius series is now
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> Thought you might like to pick up a copy.  The email with the details is below.
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> Greetings!  Marcus Mettius, event planner here. 
> No, I haven’t changed professions – I’m still a salesman.  But Caesar asked me to help manage his
conference in Luca, and for the usual reasons (greed, stupidity and awe) I agreed.
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Nathan Rose | 26 Sep 20:33 2014

OCT, alternatives?

Last year I bought the Oxford Classical /Metamorphoses/ for use with my 
daughter. It hasn't held up very well, although it hasn't been subject 
to the rough handling I sometimes give books. (It hasn't been splayed 
open, or propped with a heavier book, or tumbled along in a briefcase.) 
In fact, all I've done with it is sit in a chair and follow along while 
my daughter translates. Nevertheless, the spine is broken in two places 
and the back hinge has split.

My other OCT volumes, some of which are older than I am, are all in good 
shape. I know the quality of bindings generally, even at university 
presses, isn't what it used to be, but this is worse than I expected. So 
I thought I'd poll others' experience before I buy our next text. A few 

1) Is OCT all like that now, or did I get unlucky?

2) Are there reasonable alternatives? Teubner seems to be very expensive.

3) The OCT Pliny's letters (which is what my daughter wants to do next) 
is a 1963 edition. The Ovid is 2004. Any chance a "new" Pliny will 
really have been printed and bound years ago--in which case it might 
hold up better--or will it be recently made, with the same binding 
quality as the newer text?


Nathan Rose

June Samaras | 24 Sep 22:27 2014

"Ludi, Ludic, Ludicrous: Choreographing Rome from Spartacus to Caligula"

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vassiliki Rapti <notification+phelpz1 <at> facebookmail.com>
Date: 24 September 2014 11:56

Vassiliki Rapti invited you to her event: "Ludi, Ludic, Ludicrous:
Choreographing Rome from Spartacus to Caligula" Monday, September 29 at
6:30pm at Room 133, Barker Center. Harvard University   George Syrimis ,
Eleni Bastea and 4 others are invited. facebook

invited you to her event:"Ludi, Ludic, Ludicrous: Choreographing Rome from
Spartacus to Caligula"
September 29 at 6:30pm at Room 133, Barker Center. Harvard University


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

Padraic Emparan | 23 Sep 03:58 2014

Teachers as Sophists .....mea culpa

I apologize to the academic community for the typo in my subject line....

Padraic Emparan | 22 Sep 22:24 2014

Teachers as Sophits

When I was an undergrad the topic of teachers as sophists was a current theme. Hanson (VDH) had yet to come out
with WKH, but we Greek students at Fresno State were set to task on to what extent modern teaching (payment
for education) was synonymous with ancient sophistry. It was a valid exercise. What was the difference
between Socrates and Protagoras or Gorgias? Was it because one never took payment and the others did? Was
it because one used the dialectic and the others used rhetoric and mythologizing? Was it because one
sought absolute truth and the others used truths relative to situations? As we discussed this, many of the
students (whose parents worked for the Fresno/Clovis School Districts, including my mother)argued
that Socrates was the exception to the rule, although one might call him a "sophistes" or wise guy. Hanson
argued that anyone taking money for the purpose of education was a sophist, period. But he included
himself in this assessment. Anyone in that Greek class who admitted to wanting to be a teacher later in life
agreed that the term sophist could be applied to themselves as well. So what were we translating at the
time? The Protagoras. I am currently a teacher of Greek and Latin and Military History at a private school
in California. And the topic of sophistry, defining it, recognizing it, and dealing with it is still part
of my mindset. 


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

[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
the Palace of Versailles
, alongside university campuses
and theme parks such as Legoland California

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
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June Samaras | 21 Sep 02:42 2014

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 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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