Monday, July 23, 2012

Appetitive: The Pindarophilic Olympic Hosts

Egnatius sent me this wonderful article this morning about an upcoming attraction at the Olympics: an ode read aloud in Ancient Greek. At the Olympics in Athens, Dr. D'Angour was asked to write an Olympic ode in Ancient Greek. At a classics conference, the Mayor of London requested that Dr. D'Angour write one about the 2012 Olympics which the Mayor will read himself in both Greek and English. The ode is based on Pindar's famous Olympian odes and written in Alcaeic Strophes. How cool is that?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back After A Long Absence: The Archimedes Palimpsest

So I haven't been posting much lately. I'm going to try to rejoin the classical world and post a little bit more.
Archemedes Palimpsest, the Walters

To start us off, I figured that I would continue on the theme of "back after a long absence" and post the wonderful TED talk on the reconstruction of the Archemedes palimpsest.