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NOVA Segment on Papyri Features Harrington Fellows

Imaging Technologies Reveal Secrets of Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Tue, Nov 28, 2006

One hundred years ago, archeologists unearthed papyrus fragments from an ancient garbage dump on the site of Oxyrhynchus, the third largest city in Egypt when Greece ruled that land. Many of the fragments were too stained and dirty to be deciphered, at least until recently. A NASA-developed multispectral imaging technology has helped papyrologists read these fragments and understand their historical significance. In this PBS NOVA segment, Ben Henry and Josh Sosin explain how papyrus is made, the significance of the POxy corpus, and the new imaging technology. The entire segment can be viewed on line.

Summer Intensive Greek

Innovative Method Taught at UT Austin

Fri, Nov 3, 2006

Intensive summer Greek has been taught in a unique and highly successful way in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin for thirty-five years now. The course is taught by dedicated and experienced professors with the help of advanced graduate assistants.

"Silver Muse" project receives FASTTex grant

UT/UC joint project

Wed, Nov 1, 2006

The "Silver Muse" project is a unique resource on the web, spotlighting and facilitating study and research of Roman Imperial poetry. The FASTText assistance from DIIA will develop a PHP environment for it to facilitate the addition of audio files, etc.

Distinguished Greek Archaeologist to Deliver Lecture

Santorini, Akrotiri, and Pompeii...

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

Christos G. Doumas, distinguished archaeologist, will deliver a lecture entitled "Santorini and Atlantis: Discoveries in the Pompeii of Greece," sponsored by the Classics Department. The lecture will take place on 30 October 2006 at 8:00 p.m. in ART 1.120 on the UT campus.

Recordings of Latin Poetry and Prose Now Available Online

Texts from Cicero, Catullus and Horace read by former faculty member Gareth Morgan

Mon, Aug 28, 2006

Many of you will recall the voice of our former colleague Gareth Morgan reading the ancient languages aloud.

Congratulations to Spring 2006 Graduates!

12 Students Graduate with Degrees in Classics

Sat, May 20, 2006

The Department of Classics would like to congratulate its Spring 2006 graduates.

Classics Majors Excel at National Sight Translation Contest

Mon, May 1, 2006

Our Undergraduate Classics Majors have once again excelled in the national sight translation contests of Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honorary Society.

Classics Faculty Member Honored

Emmett L. Bennett, Jr., Receives Instap Lifetime Achievement Award

Sat, Apr 1, 2006

On Wednesday April 12 2006 from 2:30-3:30 there will be a ceremony (with a live musical performance featuring our chairperson) honoring Emmett L. Bennett. Jr, for receiving the Institute of Aegean Prehistory lifetime achievement award. This will precede the lecture of Professor Jim Wright of Bryn Mawr College on "The Mycenaeans in Crete," which will be given in Professor Bennett's honor.