Tagged: classics

Ancient seals & amulets found in Turkey!

Most Core students start off with Classical antiquity and its myriad cultures. Integral to those cultures is their art, and we keep digging up more of it! Take, for example, the massive discovery of more than six hundred ancient seals and amulets in a sanctuary in Turkey, at the sacred site of the storm and weather […]

Summer Program in Greece 2013!

There will be a special meeting TONIGHT, Thursday February 7th, for students interested in the Summer 2013 program in Greece, about which details appear below. The information session with the “BU Philhellenes” will take place at 6 PM in CAS Room 214. Next Wednesday, February 13th, an info sessions specifically for Core students will be […]

Join the Aristophanes cast & crew!

Professor Stephanie Nelson writes: The time has come to start thinking about our annual Core and Classics Aristophanes extravaganza. The play this year will be on Thursday, March 28 in the Conference Auditorium at the GSU. We’ll hold an organizing meeting on January 24, a week from Thursday, at 5:00 in STH 413 for anyone […]

Alumni invited to “The Assemblywomen”

All Core alumni are invited to “Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen: An all-Humanities Alumni Event”, a very-adult reading and interpretation of Professor Jeffrey Henderson’s translation of Aristophanes’ ‘Assemblywomen’ by various Humanities’ Faculty at BU’s Alumni Weekend later this month. Audience members are encouraged to jeer, join in, or just sit back and enjoy. The reading will feature professors […]

Reminder: ARISTOPHANES TONIGHT!

A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

Planning Meeting for Spring ’12 Aristophanes

As many of you know every year Core and Classics does an informal but wild Aristophanes play, with students and faculty joining in. The time has come once more to think of Aristophanes, candy-throwing, and phallic processions. We will be having a preliminary meeting for anyone interested in being part of the show this Wednesday, […]

New Books in the Core Library!

Prof. Stephanie Nelson has acquired a few books for the Core library. Students and alumni are invited to stop by and check them out: The Invention of Dionysus: an essay on the Birth of Tragedy by James I. Porter Applaus Fur Venus: Die 100 schonsten liebesgedichte der Antike by Niklas Holzberg Generic Enrichment in Virgil […]

THE WASPS goes up tomorrow night

Each spring, Core and Classics students work with Prof. Stephanie Nelson and assorted faculty to stage a dramatic reading of one of the bawdy comic plays of Aristophanes. Tomorrow night, you’re invited to attend their production of The Wasps. In the Core/Classics re-invention of the play, the character Loathcleon tries to save Lovecleon (representing all […]