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From Roma to Londinium for just 4 denarii!

Features a map by Elijah Meeks, digital humanities specialist, and Walter Scheidel, professor of history and of classics, showing how long it would have to travel around the Roman empire and how much the trips would have cost, on average and according to simulations based on historical evidence.

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Prof. Michael Wigodsky, expert on Stoic and Epicurean philosophy and Stanford emeritus, passed away in May.

Michael Wigodsky

1935 - 2014

Emeritus Professor Michael Wigodsky died on 9th May, two weeks before his 79th birthday. For several years he had been suffering from cancer, though he did not let this affect his helpfulness to his late colleague Ned Spofford in his infirmity, and he bore his increasing debility with great courage.

Professor Rush Rehm receives the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education

The Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Awards recognize distinctive and exceptional contributions to undergraduate education or the quality of student life at Stanford. The contribution may be made for such activities as curriculum design, program development, advising excellence, residential education, committee leadership, or extracurricular education. 

Professor of Classics, Ian Morris, reveals the positive side of war

 Despite its horrors, war has made our world less violent, finds Prof. Ian Morris.


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Two new poems by Sappho discussed at joint UC Berkeley-Stanford symposium on May 2.

Classicists around the world have been busy puzzling over and talking about fragments from two new poems of the 6th-century BCE poet Sappho of Lesbos ever since Oxford papyrologist Dirk Obbink shared a preliminary version of the forthcoming first edition.

Stanford Classics in Theater ventures into Roman comedy

Student theater troupe re-imagines and re-translates the family farce in Plautus' "Casina", setting it in the Gilded Age of San Francsicso where a montley crew of characters pokes fun at social institutions.  

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Adrienne Mayor Lecture: The Amazons—Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World at AIC

 Adrienne Mayor's Lecture on her forthcoming book "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton University Press, 2014) on May 8, 2014 at The Art Institute of Chicago.  

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Prof. Krebs will deliver the 43rd Skotheim Lecture in History at Whitman College on: Caesar 2.0. Enlivening Caesar and his Gallic War

The 43rd Sivert O. and Marjorie Allen Skotheim Lecture in History by Christopher B. Krebs, Associate Professor of Classics, Stanford University.

April 24, 2014
7pm in Maxey Auditorium at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
Reception to follow

Prof. Ian Morris - in the news & on the air this week

 April 14: In the Atlantic this week, read the article published by Prof. Ian Morris on the Slaughter Bench of History: How war created civilization over the past 10,000 years - and threatens to destroy it in the next 40.  

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April 15: KQED Forum interview with Michael Krasny - How Conflict Drives Human Progress.  

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Stanford Report Features Prof. Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi about the impact of dance on ancient Greek audiences.

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A scholar of ancient aesthetics, Peponi's passion for dance fuels her current research, which investigates how dance performances impacted ancient Greek audiences.