Lorna Robinson scripsit on the Classicists list:
We’re very pleased to announce that our new website Iris online is now live! Iris online is the new website for Iris magazine, our termly magazine which has been sent free to state schools across the UK for some years. Over the next few weeks we will be putting up the entire archives of the past five years of Iris magazine, as well as adding new content to the site every day. You will also find videos of Iris lessons and other extra material which will be regularly updated.
You can find Iris online at http://irisonline.org.uk/ – we hope you enjoy the site, and welcome any comments or ideas about it – you can reach us via this email or at editor AT irismagazine.org
The Iris Project is an educational charity introducing the languages and culture of the ancient world to UK state schools in order to enrich the curriculum. It was founded in the belief that the opportunity to learn about Classical languages, literature, histories and art should be made available to all, regardless of background, and that learning about these fascinating subjects can be a vital tool in promoting learning across the school curriculum in UK state schools. We run a wide range of initiatives in state schools across the country, focusing especially on children in socially excluded inner city regions, and we also run projects which introduce Classics to adults in city communities.
… and while you’re poking around the site, you just might come across an interview with yours truly!
- #nuntiilatini ~ Conventus consociationis Nato October 7, 2011 (YLE)
- #nuntiilatini ~ Nuntii Latini Septimanales 7. Oktober 2011 October 7, 2011 (RBremen)
Akropolis World News:
- #greeknews ~ Libyan rebels attack Sirte / Peace Nobel Prize to three women / Russia and China support Asad
From our Twitterfeed:
- #ancientdrama ~ Theater Review: Classic myths skewered with sensuality and wit [Metamorphoses] October 9, 2011
- #ancientdrama ~ Danny Scheie Will Reprise Emperor Role in You, Nero at Arena Stage; DC Cast Announced http://t.co/fmkobRX3 October 8, 2011
- #ancientdrama ~ Review: ‘Phaedra’ at Berkeley’s Shotgun Players http://t.co/QLOFZ2pG October 7, 2011
- #ancientdrama ~ Love lies at the heart of period play [Mary and the Conqueror]ctober 6, 2011
- #ancientdrama ~ Globe’s ‘Odyssey’ a fun, zany theatrical event October 6, 2011
- #ancientdrama ~ Morphoses Makes Joyce Theater Debut With Bacchae October 6, 2011
Catching up a bit:
Items of interest:
- The Origins of Roman Li-chien October 10, 2011 History of the Ancient World
- Round-Up: October 10 October 10, 2011 (Laura Gibbs)
- Death of a Would-Be Successor of Augustus October 10, 2011 (N.S. Gill)
- Two face looting rap at Roman site? September 28, 2011 Paul Barford
- Schinoussa Protomes and a Prettyfying Restorer October 2, 2011 Paul Barford
- Artefacts Seized in Thessaloniki. October 7, 2011 Paul Barford
- Two Pompeii papers this week October 10, 2011 (Steven Ellis)
- Images of Persian Mitra October 10, 2011 Roger Pearse
- Image of Mithras at Dura Europos October 10, 2011 Roger Pearse
- Meditrinalia — a somewhat obscure festival in terms of origins which involved tasting old wine and new wine, apparently with the goal of being cured of diseases old and new.
- ludi Augustales scaenici (day 7 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.)
- 304 A.D. — martyrdom of Tharacus