Author Archives: Dallas DeForest

The Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Classical Library – whose little green and red volumes contain between them nearly the entire corpus of classical Greek and Latin literature (with facing English translations) – is going digital this fall. From the website: “…the introduction of … Continue reading

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Save the Archives – Preserving Greek Migration History

In the mid-20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated to the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, mainly as a result of WWII, the Greek civil war, and the socio-economic disruption that these wars caused. A new initiative, Save the Archives, seeks to … Continue reading

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Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire

Scholars at Cambridge are busy mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire, which is no easy task. The evidence is fragmentary and quite dispersed. Here’s an overview of the the project from their website: “The aim of the project … Continue reading

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Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World for iPad

If you like maps of antiquity, you know that the Barrington Atlas is the Gold Standard. And the weighty tome has now been converted into an app for the iPad. From the website: “In 102 interactive color maps, this app … Continue reading

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An Island Settlement in Late Antiquity: Boğsak

This morning I came across an interesting blog post (via Bill Caraher) about a late antique island settlement off the coast of southern Turkey, Boğsak Island. The post summarizes a lecture given by Dr. Günder Varınlıoğlu at King’s College, London, … Continue reading

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The Hamemati of Syria

The Syrian refugee crisis is now one of the most pressing ongoing humanitarian issues in the world. Some two million Syrians have fled the country, and another four million have been displaced internally. Refugee communities are now concentrated in Jordan … Continue reading

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Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns, MGSA Keynote 2013, Yanis Varoufakis

The biannual Modern Greek Studies Association meeting took place last weekend in Bloomington, IN. Yanis Varoufakis gave the keynote address. Below is a link to his talk and the full text. He begins with a sustained critique of his own … Continue reading

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News and Notes

Take a look at the Acropolis Restoration Service’s page and the virtual tour of the Acropolis. Learn Greek in two weeks. Ideal for a study abroad course or the international traveler. A blog devoted to Linear A and Linear B, with … Continue reading

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Into the Fire: A Documentary on Refugees and Migrants in Athens

I’ve just finished watching a new documentary on refugees and migrants in Athens. It’s well done. The producers use a range of interviews (with migrants and Greeks) and some clandestine video footage to illustrate the plight of refugees and migrants … Continue reading

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Evliya Celebi visited Mistras in September 1668. Here’s his description, from Diana Wright’s blog, Surprised by Time. The BBC reports on widespread looting of Egyptian tombs and sites. Greece’s major soccer clubs face insolvency, even AEK. Athens has some swanky … Continue reading

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