Carrie Vout on Cambridge Casts

Carrie Vout on Cambridge Casts

Carrie Vout of the University of Cambridge is producing three videos on casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Links to the first two below. Antinous Discobolus A link to the Museum’s website, where in time all three videos will appear: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/collections/collection-videos-1 And the Museum’s guide to ‘things to do at home’, for these times […]

Hellene Travel Newsletter | How Cruel the Gods?! Celebrate Hellene Travel 21st Anniversary with Cancellations, Lockdowns, Working from home, Distance Teaching, Digital Resources & Lesson ideas, preparing, sharing and support.

Hellene Travel Newsletter | How Cruel the Gods?! Celebrate Hellene Travel 21st Anniversary with Cancellations, Lockdowns, Working from home, Distance Teaching, Digital Resources & Lesson ideas, preparing, sharing and support.

Laugh in the face of adversity, do not despair – we’ll be fine. We are Classicists, we are polymaths, we teach despair and how to survive it, ‘wisdom through suffering’ and all that.  Now let’s practice what we preach; our subject has always survived and so will we. “We’ve been preparing our whole lives. Not only is […]

Reception of Classical Texts Project

Reception of Classical Texts Project

H/T Lorna Hardwick… At a time when so many researchers and students are working remotely, it may be helpful to make use of various online sites and databases. Among these is the Reception of Classical Texts Project, hosted by the Open University. The website contains material on the Reception of Greek Drama and Poetry, mainly in […]

LOEB Library Free to Schools during COVID-19

LOEB Library Free to Schools during COVID-19

From Loeb (H/T Tim Castle)… Access to the Online Loeb Classical library is now free during the Coronavirus crisis. Handy for Classics teachers setting remote work for sixth form students (and maybe lower down the key stages). See announcement below. “As the global community confronts the crisis posed by COVID-19, and individuals are increasingly required […]

New Zealand Latin and Classics Under Threat

New Zealand Latin and Classics Under Threat

The NZ Government wants to abolish Latin at each of the senior levels and merge Classics with History at Level 1. This Facebook link will help keep you up to date: https://www.facebook.com/savenzlatinclassics/ Please help, by making a submission via this consultation: https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ncea/ras-provisional-subject-list/consultation/intro/ From those spear-heading this charge: What can you do to help? The first […]

Ancient Greek YouTube Videos

Ancient Greek YouTube Videos

From Harry Tanner… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwlqMa6cBft4qG2IhOs47Q?view_as=subscriber For the last few weeks, I have been putting together an online course (in YouTube videos) for open access to Ancient Greek (Latin to follow later). I am uploading videos every day for the course, which takes beginners right through to reading proficiency. I record tutorial videos for the grammar, vocabulary, […]