#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 1, 2019

Hodie est a.d. Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  29 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

Greek/Latin News

Public Facing Classsics

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

Dunstan joins David to discuss his research on the grotesque in the Roman World and how it compares to today. What was considered ugly in Roman society? Why were some scars respectable and others not? What is the ‘uncanny valley’? Dunstan also chats about his other main area of study: the ancient world in video games. He reflects on being initially resistant to reception studies, but how a chat in the pub changed his mind and led him to explore this topic. How realistic do we want games set in the ancient world to be? How might they be incorporated into the curriculum? How do they create alternate histories? What is Dunstan’s favourite beat-em up franchise?

Phil Perkins talks about an Etruscan bronze figurine from Monte Falterona.

Professional Matters

Alia

 

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