Associate Professor of Classics Giovanna Ceserani, with help from a research team including Classics graduate student Sarah Murray, is leading a digital mapping project to trace patterns in the routes, people and places making up the 18th century Grand Tour of Europe. The five year collaborative project was recently featured in an article in the Stanford Daily:
Justin Leidwanger awarded the inaugural AIA Cotsen Excavation Grant for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project in Sicily.
Incoming Stanford Classics professor, Justin Leidwanger, is the recipient of the inaugural Cotsen Excavation Grant by the Archaeological Institute of America for the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project in Sicily. Congratulations to Justin who will join the Stanford faculty on July 1, 2013. Official AIA announcement: http://www.archaeological.org/news/aianews/11759.
Professor of classics Ian Morris' latest book analyzed 15,000 years of data to explain why the West is dominant. Now the intelligence community wants to know what will happen next. Chronicle of Higher Education, Mon, 2/25/13 http://chronicle.com/article/In-Ian-Morriss-Big-History/137415/
A reporter who knew Latin broke the news about the papal resignation while others waited for translations into Italian and English.
Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21412604.
Prof. Grant Parker, resident fellow at Toyon as well as faculty member in the Classics department took Stanford undergraduates to the Getty Villa in Malibu. The visit is featured on Stanford's residential education website and exemplifies the outstanding programming that takes place outside of the traditional classroom setting. The full feature can be found at: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/resed/life/events/getty.
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The Lance Armstrong doping story is just the latest athletic scandal to highlight the tension between ethical standards in athletic competitions and the drive to win. Although this tension may seem like a contemporary issue, it's actually been around since ancient times. One of the biggest myths around ancient athletics, says Stanford classics Professor Susan Stephens, is that profiting from sports is a product of modern times. "The notion that it doesn't matter whether you win or lose but 'how you play the game' didn't apply to ancient athletes – they wanted to win, and at all costs," Stephens said. "