In this space we highlight current news reports that feature Classics in one way or another.
Augustus' stables in Rome to be reburied...for lack of funding. Click here for the story. (8/19/14)
- NASA and Latin: the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona sponsors HiRISE, a NASA mission that takes high resolution
images of the surface of Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Their website -- http://www.uahirise.org/ -- is worth visiting in its own right. But interestingly, the project also has Latin-language Twitter feed and Tumblr, to which you may subscribe. When you visit the site, choose 'Latin' on the 'Select A Language' link!! Or click here to go directly to the 'Beautiful Mars' website in Latin (7/29/14)
London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters Click here for the story (1/14/14).
- Read Professor Ruby Blondell's May 3, 2013 contribution to The Blog on the Huffington Post, entitled 'A Space Odyssey' (a must read for anyone curious about a projected film version of the Odyssey set in space). Click here for the story.
- Roman chamber tomb found in an ancient Corinth. Click here for the story.
- Astonishing evidence of a naval battle that occurred during the First Punic War found in the waters off Sicily. Click here!
- Would you drink a 1,650 year old bottle of Roman wine? Click here to find out who won't.
- UW Professor uncovers origins of the Minoans. Click here for the story.
- Listen to the news in Latin on Finnish radio! Click here for the 4/8/13 NYT article.
- New life for Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: review of the Taviani brothers' film Caesar must die.
The debate about ancient hairdos rages on....even in the Wall Street Journal. Click here for the story.
- Wondering about the value of studying the Classics? Read this stimulating 3/3/10 article by Katharine Brooks in Psychology Today.
- Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni on 'How Political Campaign Spending Brought Down the Roman Republic' (Slate, 11/16/12)
- Philip Freeman, a classics professor at Luther College, is the editor of “How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians” and published this timely article in the 8/30/12 New York Times.
- Follow this link for a story about a most unusual recent graduate from Columbia University, who has a deep affection for the Greek and Roman classics (especially Seneca the Younger!)