In this space we highlight current news reports that feature Classics in one way or another.
- Vladimir Putin and Hercules. You must read this...click here. (10/15/14)
- Our own Professor Clauss consulted on...Big Foot. Click here if you don't believe us.
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!)