Category Archives: Misc. News

Article on ‘Network Analysis’ in the Iliad (DH)

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,

Royal Shakespeare Company to stage Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy

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]

Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit

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)