Filed Under (Uncategorized) by rhdell on 10-09-2018
Happy beginning of fall semester, everyone! A reminder that, as the new school year begins, many students struggle not only to engage with difficult material and challenging questions, but also to pay for books, fees, and, often, even basic necessities. (A whopping 36% of undergraduates lack food and housing security.)
The Sportula is a collective working to provide microgrants — petty cash of $5-$300 — to economically marginalized undergraduates in Classics. In addition to funding no-questions-asked, no-strings-attached microgrants, they have also worked to connect students with resources for non-monetary needs (e.g. finding a free copy of a textbook or a faculty mentor).
If you’re an undergraduate student in need of funds or other resources, contact them at or via Facebook or TwitterIf you’re a BIPOC, working class, undocumented, and/or financially-marginalized classicist at any stage of your career, feel free to join their private Facebook group.
For more information about The Sportula and how you can get involved, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, check out their blog, and read their feature on Eidolon, On Not Knowing (How to Pay for) Greek. If you want to donate, you can contribute via GoFundMe and/or by becoming a recurring monthly patron starting at $1 at their Patreon.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by hkasler on 18-10-2015



I don’t know how I only just found this, but I just found the best article from The Onion.

“A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had “entirely fabricated” ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the intellectual basis of Western civilization.

The group acknowledged that the idea of a sophisticated, flourishing society existing in Greece more than two millennia ago was a complete fiction created by a team of some two dozen historians, anthropologists, and classicists who worked nonstop between 1971 and 1974 to forge “Greek” documents and artifacts.”

Have fun studying your fabrications!

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by kpatters on 30-08-2015

Many are familiar with his physical labors, but this account of his emotional trials helps to humanize the man, the myth, the legend…

The Eight Serious Relationships of Hercules

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by sunderda on 15-10-2014

Check out this cool blog on the different parallels that can be drawn between the HBO drama and real Roman historical figures. Some really great cultural references going on in our media!

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by sunderda on 25-11-2013

I highly recommend reading this fascinating article that includes an awesome combination of science, history, and Classical studies.

Filed Under (Classics, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Uncategorized) by oknorr on 08-10-2013

Did your reading of Homer, Vergil, or any other classical author happen to inspire your own poetry? If yes, the magazine Tellus out of the UK would love to see your work:

Tellus is an annual magazine which celebrates the rich use of the classical past in contemporary poetry; Poetry submissions for Issue 5 are warmly invited (deadline 15th November). Please do pass on this message to any colleagues or students to whom you think this would be of interest.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by hkasler on 23-09-2013

I know that whenever I tell someone that I’m taking Latin, the immediate response is always, “say something in Latin!” Of course, I usually just say “veni, vidi, vici,” or something, but I know that I and many others want to know really how to speak conversational Latin. I recently uncovered a few links containing resources on conversational Latin, so here you go!
Simple Phrases!

This one’s just a preview of a book, but even the preview contains some pretty cool stuff. Unfortunately we don’t have it at Hatfield, but if you want it’s pretty easy to order through Summit.

In case you want to text your friends in Latin (email is too outdated, but that’s what they used for this article!)

Et tandem, I thought this was a fascinating video on the importance of conversational Latin!

Filed Under (Classics, Uncategorized) by sunderda on 23-09-2012

The Armenians of Istanbul: Church, Society, and Culture

  • 7:30pm Sept. 26th, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall (201)
  • Dr. Ron T. Marchese – University of Minnesota

The Deep Prehistory of Indian Gaming: The Perspective from Mesoamerica

  • 7:30pm Oct. 4th, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall(201)
  • Dr. Barbara Voorhies- University of California Santa Barbara

The 11th Century Decline of the Byzantine Empire Seen Through Contemporary Eyes

  • 7:30pm Oct. 16th, Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room
  • Dr. Dimitris Tsougarakis- Professor of Byzantine History, Willamette University

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Greek and Roman Artworks Travel to Oregon!

  • 7:30pm Oct. 25th, College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall(201)
  • Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski- Chair and Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Willamette University

Link to CASA events calendar

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mrazloga on 28-02-2012

Filed Under (Classics, Uncategorized) by nshevche on 07-12-2011

… Has contributed to the latest volume of Mochlos. This is Mochlos IIC: Period IV. The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery: The Human Remains and Other Finds. A brief description of the book and a list of the rest of it’s contributors can be found here.