First Classical Cultural Casualty of the Crimean Crisis?

Tantalizingly brief item from the Kyiv Post:

The director of the Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, is concerned about the fate of the Scythian gold exhibition, which got lost on the way from Europe to its home – the Museum of Kerch in Crimea.

(Kyiv Post)

That’s all it says … not sure if there’s more behind a pay wall, but an identical piece is up at the Israel Foreign Affairs site. Remember Schliemann’s gold? Hmmmmmmm …

Ed | Summer School: Reading Roman Reciprocity (Heidelberg, 29 July – 6 August 2014)

International Summer School in Latin Literature
Reading Roman Reciprocity: Reziprozität in der Römischen Literatur
(Heidelberg, 29 July – 6 August 2014)

On behalf of the Classics department Heidelberg, we are delighted to
announce the first Heidelberg International Summer School in Latin
Literature. In the stimulating surroundings of Heidelberg in summer,
we want to gather students of different backgrounds to discuss a
central concept of Roman literature and culture.
Reciprocity is a widespread and diverse phenomenon in Rome around the
turn of the millenium. Not only was Roman society permeated by the
patron-client system, but the literature itself also abounds in
different modes of social reciprocity. The course consists of seminar
sessions and a couple of evening lectures (including Dr Chris
Whitton). We will examine a broad selection of texts from various
genres of Roman literature produced (roughly) between 100 BCE and 100
CE; we will also consider some seminal modern theory of reciprocity.

Applications are invited from students in the first four years of
their studies.

Detailed information (description of the course and application
modalities) can be found here:

Tobias Allendorf (Heidelberg)
Dr Tom Geue (Oxford)
Martin Stöckinger (Heidelberg)