News & Faculty Books Archive
September 10, 2013
AIA Lecture Series 2013-14
Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society, announces its 2013–2014 lecture series. Click here to view the schedule.
May 17, 2013
Searching for Etruscan Children
When Marie Nicole Coscolluela ’13 first heard that very young children were absent from Etruscan cemeteries, she was mystified. What does that tell us about how Etruscans viewed infants and young children? Did they consider them less human than adults? If so, what was it like to be a child ca. 10th–3rd centuries B.C.?
The classics and archaeology major decided to find out.
October 30, 2012
Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel
From the Odyssey and King Lear to modern novels by Umberto Eco and John le Carré, the recognition scene has enjoyed a long life in Western literature. In spite of their high frequency and thematic importance, novelistic recognitions have attracted little critical attention, especially in relation to epic and tragedy. With Love and Providence, Silvia Montiglio seeks to fill this gap.
August 27, 2012
AIA Lecture Series
Archaeological Institute of America, Baltimore Society, announces its 2012–2013 lecture series. Click here to view the schedule.
May 21, 2012
Up from the Rubble
A temple collapsed at the Panhellenic sanctuary of Nemea, Greece, sometime between 425–400 BCE. Its destruction was left unexamined until 1980, when a team of archaeologists began digging up the foundations of the site. They found heavy deposits of carbon—suggesting a large fire—structural rubble, and bronze and iron weaponry….
August 9, 2011
From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought
Best known for his adventures during his homeward journey as narrated in Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus remained a major figure and a source of inspiration in later literature, from Greek tragedy to Dante’s Inferno to Joyce’s Ulysses. Less commonly known, but equally interesting, are Odysseus’ “wanderings” in ancient philosophy: Odysseus becomes a model of wisdom for Socrates and his followers, Cynics and Stoics, as well as for later Platonic thinkers. From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought follows these wanderings in the world of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, retracing the steps that led the cunning hero of Homeric epic and the villain of Attic tragedy to become a paradigm of the wise man.
May 12, 2011
The Archaeology of Daily Life
Students in Prof. Hérica Valladares’ Spring 2011 seminar, The Archaeology of Daily Life, create online catalog based on objects in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Read more on the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum site.
May 17, 2010
Silence in the Land of Logos
In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds.
May 13, 2009
Classics’ Alan Shapiro curates Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens at the Onassis Cultural Center. Read more in Arts & Sciences Magazine.
December 31, 2008
Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens
This exhibition catalogue, divided into three main sections, is an essential collection of images and descriptions of each of the 155 artifacts of the exhibition, containing also scrutinizing essays on the important role women played in Classical Athens. The first section, “Goddesses and Heroines”, introduces the principal female deities of Athens and Attica, in whose […]