Not my favorite chapter title, but interesting content:
Venturini, Tommaso, et al. “How to Tell Stories with Networks: Exploring the Narrative Affordances of Graphs with the Iliad.” in The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data, edited by Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin Van Es, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2017, pp. 155–170. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1v2xsqn.16.
For those of you who missed it, the Loeb series has significantly updated the PreSocratics volumes, now Early Greek Philosophy. EGP includes a significant expansion and re-organization of the corpus. The new volumes are available both in print and online through our Loeb database.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is creating a six-play adaptation of Robert Harris’s bestselling trilogy of novels about the Roman orator and politician Cicero, described by artistic director Gregory Doran as “Rome meets the West Wing”. Doran, who will direct, said the six one-hour plays would be the grand finale of the company’s Rome season this summer, 2017. [From The Guardian, Feb. 1, 2017]
Shiela suggests instead, use Texas ScholarWorks, the UT Libraries Digital Repository!
Sarah Bond, historian and digital humanist, in her regular column in Forbes magazine posts today urging scholars to delete their content at Academia.edu, since it is not an .edu but rather a for-profit organization.
UT Libraries owns all three books awarded this prize: Society for Classical Studies’ (SCS) Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit (for three outstanding contributions to classical scholarship published by members of the Society within the preceding three years):
Shadi Bartsch, Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
Anthony Corbeill, Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton University Press, 2015)
Eleanor Dickey, The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana (Cambridge University Press, 2012 and 2015)
PhD candidate (Univ of Cambridge) Charlotte Northrop is turning Ovid’s Metamorphoses into a Comic! Here’s her post explaining the motivation, tools and process.
Our own Dr. Cynthia Shelmerdine was quoted this week in the NYT in an article about a recent Greek Warrior Grave finding. Beautiful pictures!
Nero’s rotating dining room — proposed reconstruction from CNRS