DIG: “Villa degli Antonini” Archaeological fieldschool, July 2010

Seen on Classics (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to take part in an archaeological fieldschool focusing on the remains of a large, 2nd century CE, probably imperial Roman villa in Genzano di Roma, about 20 miles south of the center of Rome next to the ancient Via Appia, July 4-31. The 2010 season aims to explore the bath complex of this structure, which has been only briefly studied to date. No previous archaeological experience is required. Students will experience all aspects of archaeological fieldwork and will receive 6 semester hours of credit through the Department of Classics & General Humanities at Montclair State University. Cost is $3,000 plus airfare and tuition, which varies depending on in-state or out-of-state status.

People who are interested may contact the Project Director, Dr. Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, aryamontrid AT mail.montclair.edu, or me, rennert AT mail.montclair.edu

Further information is available at http://chss.montclair.edu//archaeology

CONF: All Roads Lead From Rome

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

The Rutgers Classics Graduate Student Organization would like to invite you
to our conference, "All Roads Lead From Rome." It will be held on 9 April
2010 at the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. The
registration form is attached, and should be emailed in return to Liz Gloyn
(lizgloyn AT eden.rutgers.edu) by March 12th. The conference is free, but we
would like an estimate for catering. People are welcome to attend without

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Registration begins at 9 AM, and the program is as follows:

Panel I (10:00-11:30 AM):
"The Iliad in the Original: Theorizing Classical Reception in Filmic and
Televisual Texts"
Vincent Tomasso, Stanford University

" ‘As You Wish’: The Reception of the Greek Romance in The Princess Bride"
Katharine Piller, University of California at Los Angeles

"The Hyper-Alexandrianism of Virgilian Centos and Girl Talk’s ‘Mashups’ "
Patrick Burns, Fordham University

Keynote Speaker (11:45-12:30 PM):
"Classics for Cool Kids: Popular and Unpopular Versions of Antiquity for
Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania

Panel II (1:30-3:00 PM):
"Europa Barbarorum and the Rehabilitation of Historical Accuracy"
Michael Sullivan, Rutgers University

"Animaniacs and Ancient Greek Satyr Drama"
Sophie Klein, Boston University

"Transformation as Disease, Reincorporation as Cure: A Comparative
Case-Study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses & C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy"
Midori E. Hartman, University of British Columbia

Panel III (3:15-4:45 PM):
"The Classics and the Pursuit of Legitimacy in Modern Medicine"
Jan Verstraete, University of Cincinnati, Montclair State University
Jorie Hofstra, Rutgers University

"Brought to You Live or in Living Color: The 1960’s Reinterpretation of a
1950’s Socrates Portrayed in Maxwell Anderson’s ‘Barefoot in Athens’ "
Charles Castle, Northwestern University

"Creating the Grotesque: Zombification in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Shelley’s
Frankenstein, and Romero’s Day of the Dead"
Andrew McClellan, University of British Columbia

Hellenistic Tombs

Haven’t heard of any reports of this in any greater detail, alas:

Eight tombs dating to the Hellenist Period were partially revealed recently in the region of Gonous, Larissa prefecture, after flooding caused by heavy rainfall swept away a rural dirt road.

The Archaeological Service subsequently conducted an excavation, which brought to light the tombs which, according to initial assessment, date back to between the end of the 4th century BC and the beginning of the 3rd century BC.

Of the eight tombs, only one is intact.

via Hellenistic Period tombs unearthed by torrential rainfall | ANA.