Saturday, September 21, 2013

Appetitive: Three Random and Cool Grad Student Things

Yes, my title was oh-so-descriptive. I wanted to share three things for grad students that I thought were interesting that I came upon this week in various ways.

First, and most exciting, Living Greek. I don't know almost anything about the institute, but the idea of speaking to fellow scholars in classical Attic Greek and translating Homer into the Attic sounds amazing.

Second, even though my recent graduate orientation emphasized the necessity of aiming high when trying to get published, I thought that this list of open-access student journals in classics was useful.

Third, there is a cool conference happening this spring on food and consumption in the Ancient World. Over the last few years, I have noticed a growing set of cool conferences on things like synesthesia, touch, smells, etc in the ancient world. I think this one is particularly cool because it's for graduate students. Plus, there are some truly fascinating things about food in the ancient world from conceptions of ambrosia to Tramalchio's dinner and from the loaves perserved in Egyptian ovens to the preserved fish in barrels on sunken Roman ships.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Appetitive: I Knew Classics Must Be Useful For Something

I've been busy getting ready for grad school starting next week. However, I found this and thought people might enjoy it.

Dating Tips from Ancient Greek Philosophers
Source: Communication Studies

Have a nice day!