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09.02.16

Summer courses in Classics

http://www.summer-classics.com/

University College Cork

Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School

8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND
June 20th – August 11th 2016

For the 17th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well. The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For further information and an application form see our website:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/summerschool/
or contact the Director of the Summer School:
Ms.Vicky Janssens
Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4903618/2359
fax: +353 21 4903277
v.janssens@ucc.ie

University of California, Los Angeles

Intensive Elementary Latin
Intensive Elementary Greek
Discovering the Greeks Discovering the Romans
Classical Mythology
Invention of Democracy

CONTACT INFORMATION

(310) 206-1590

UCLA Department of Classics
100 Dodd Hall
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

University of California, Berkeley

Summer Intensive Latin Workshop
Summer Intensive Greek Workshop

A ten-week intensive program for students with no previous knowledge of Latin or Greek. In the first six weeks, students learn grammar and vocabulary; in the last four weeks, they read prose and verse works in the original. Six hours of instruction a day.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tom Recht
trecht@berkeley.edu

http://www.classics.berkeley.edu/courses/workshops

Montclair State University

Beginning Latin I
Beginning Latin II
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
English Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots
Troy and the Trojan War
Mythology
Intro to Greek and Roman Religion
Women, Gender, and Sex in the Ancient World
Selected Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology: Study Abroad

Most courses are offered online, take place over 3-8 weeks, and are 3 credits. Non-Montclair students are encouraged to register. Selected Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology is part of the archaeological field school at Genzano, Italy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Prudence Jones
jonespr@mail.montclair.edu

Jean Alvares
alvaresj@mail.montclair.edu

http://www.montclair.edu/chss/classics-humanities/

https://wfs.montclair.edu/ahomepg.htm

http://www.montclair.edu/summer/

Dept. of Classics and Humanities
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

University of Arizona

LAT 112 – Intensive Beginning Latin
LAT 212 – Accelerated Latin II

For more information on enrolling in Summer courses at the University of Arizona, see http://summer-winter.arizona.edu.

LAT 112 – Intensive Beginning Latin
MTWRF, 9:00AM – 12:45PM
June 6 – July 7, 2016
Intensive study of basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of beginning Latin. Latin 112 is the equivalent of Latin 101 and 102 OR Latin 112A and Latin 112B; the pace is fast and the workload necessarily demanding. Students who successfully complete the course may advance to Latin 212 in Summer Session II, or Latin 201 in the fall term.

LAT 212 – Accelerated Latin II
MTWRF, 9:00AM – 12:45PM
July 11 – August 10, 2016
Equivalent of LAT 201 and 202. Reading and composition, prose and poetry.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Philip Waddell
waddell@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-1689

Dr. Philip Waddell
Department of Religious Studies & Classics
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210105
1512 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

 

— Eleni

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05.01.16

Architecture, academia and the birthplace of democracy: Athens is the grandest open-air university in the world

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-3361128/Architecture-academia-birthplace-democracy-Athens-grandest-open-air-university-world.html

Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.

There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.

Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.

David Constable visited Athens to experience the stunning remnants of yesteryear's empires
David Constable visited Athens to experience
the stunning remnants of yesteryear’s empires

No other country can boast such a hard-bastard dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.

Here is a country routed in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.

Those of you with a loathsome memory of school Maths will recall Pythagoras’s Theorem, the Trigonometry thorn that created hatred in all exam-sitters for Greek mathematicians. Then, there are the philosophers and the poets – the scholars. Greek mythology and Greek tragedies. When we think of the Olympics, we think of Greece. Even their yoghurts are famous.

With only a passing knowledge of the ancient capital, I set out to discover how notorious and historical Athens was merging with the modern, in what is one of the world’s oldest cities.

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19.01.12

Welhaven i Roma

Fra Henning Gran, Welhaven på klassisk grunn: Trekk av hans dagbok fra Italia-reisen 1858 (1942), s. 33–35

13. september innleder Welhaven dagen med ”Morgentour med Fru Agier, i Haven ved Palazzo Medici. Vor Samtale om Middelthun”, skriver dikteren: han har sett det som sin oppgave å sette mot i den selvkritiske billedhuggeren, som nå i syv lange år har vært sunket Inn i dådløs dagdrøm. — Ellers går Welhavens vei ”til Vatikanet under truende Veir. — Madonna med Barnet, Gibsgruppe over St. Knudskirkens Portal, smukt og frit Arbeide. — Antiksalerne, den forvirrede Opstilling, overvældende Masse af de forskjelligste Gjenstande. Pave-forfængelighed i Indskrifter. Indtrykkets overvældende Beskaffenhed. —” I de ”sildigere Antiker” finner han spirer ”til saavel Canovas Coketteri, som til Berninis forskruede Pomp, den romerske Periode”.

”Berninis forskruede Pomp”: for Ibsen var barokkmesteren mannen som hadde ”mod til at gjøre en galskab en gang imellem!” Welhaven derimot har en uvilje mot alt barokt, alt fantastisk i form og følelse: han guterer hverken den sen-barokke sensualisme som henger igjen i Canovas smektende ny-klassisisme, eller Berninis dynamiske form. Hver på sin måte avviker de fra det kunstneriske uttrykk han selv sverger til — og er så helt ut forankret i: det idealiserte, avklarede bilde av den objektive virkelighet. Det er måteholds-kravet i Welhavens kunstoppfatning som reagerer mot Bernini, — avholdet kunne man si. For Welhaven var Thorvaldsen billedhuggeren; Thorvaldsen med sin konkretiserte drøm om antikken, med sin milde syntese av Hellas, Kristus og Norden, sin myke avrundete ”skulptur over skulpturen” — og sin borgerlige kyskhet. I en kunst som denne fant Welhaven den harmoniske balanse mellom det sansbare og det ideale.

15.02.11

Studentbyen Alexandria – idag og i senantikken

Rapport fra vår professor Tomas Hägg, bergenser emeritus. (Klikk på bildene for høyre oppløsning.)

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Det nya biblioteket är som synes Alexandrias helt centrala monument nu, det har förskjutit både Alexander och fyrtornet till periferin. Under det egyptiska upproret bildade studenter och biblioteksstab, beväpnade bara med pappersrullar, ring runt Bibliotheca Alexandrina för hindra plundrare och vandaler att ta sig in genom glasdörrarna och förstöra bibliotekets inredning och skatter. Under vanliga förhållanden är biblioteket den dagliga arbetsplatsen för mängder av egyptiska studenter av båda könen, som jag kunde konstatera vid en vistelse i Alexandria de två första veckorna i november 2010.

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