NEWS FROM CAPN MEMBERS
Beverly Berg is retiring in June ‘08 from Linfield College after 21 years of part-time teaching the history of Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Much as she loves Oregon, she is heading for sunny Flagstaff Arizona, where she will spend the first six months of her new life researching Ptolemaic Egypt. She will be directing a program in Egypt for the Vergilian Society, Dec. 27, 2008 to Jan. 7, 2009. The timing is designed to allow teachers and students to participate and make it back for the opening of Spring Semester. She would be delighted to see CAPN members signing up–view the itinerary at www.vergil.clarku.edu, the website of the Vergilian Society.
At Seattle Pacific University, Owen Ewald delivered his 3rd annual C.
May Marston Lecture, “What Are You Laughing At? Humor in the Ancient
World” on February 14th. Last fall, he joined the editorial board of
North American Fungi (http://www.pnwfungi.org/) as Associate Editor for
Latin Diagnoses (i.e. descriptions of newly discovered species). Next
fall, two of his students will go on to graduate study in Classics, one
at Toronto and the other at Missouri.
Catharine Roth is spending the spring quarter in Cincinnati with a Tytus Fellowship, working on the Suda On Line and the history of Suda/Suidas scholarship.
Logan Searl writes about Lakeside school and himself: Lakeside School is an independent Upper and Middle School in North Seattle. Our 774 students in grades 5 through 12 study a global curriculum, which includes up to 8 years of foreign language. Starting in the 2008-2009 school year Lakeside School will begin language instruction (in Latin, Spanish, French and Chinese) in the 5th grade, and students may continue their study through their senior year. We have three Latin teachers, Terry Northrup, who teaches at the Middle school, Sara Levin, who teaches at the Upper School, and myself, who also teach at the Upper School. In 2009 we will host the Washington State annual meeting of the Junior Classical League - we hope to see you there!
I’m teaching the full spectrum of the Latin language this year at Lakeside, from a beginning course with Jenney’s Latin, to an advanced class on Virgil’s Aeneid. In addition to my duties in the classroom, I also advise the school’s rock climbing club and lead several outdoor trips for our students every year, including backpacking trips to the
Olympics and Goat Rocks, mountaineering on Mt. Baker, and rafting on the Deschutes.
Karen Zeller writes, “Eight students attended an AP Latin Literature retreat in Veneta April 18-20, hosted by HomeSource. Gaia Brusasco, Taylor Farnham, Tierney
Werner and Winter Young of are HomeSource students; Willa Bauman, Blaine
Patrick Werner and Jon Zeller study with me privately; and Jennifer DeLurey is the student of John Schilke and came from Beaverton for the event. The students took and scored a practice AP exam; read 200 lines of Catullus 64 and a good deal of Cicero’s De Amicitia and Pro Archia; and also kept the fire stoked against the sleet, hail and snow. Taylor and Jennifer are both seniors, making final decisions about colleges at this time. Gaia and Willa are both 11th-grade students who are considering majoring in classics.
HomeSource also hosts a retreat in September to orient students to AP Latin work. In September, 2008, we will read Ovid while we are at camp. The retreats are open to any student who is ready to read unadapted classical texts with us.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
Charles Odahl, Professor of History and Latin at BSU, spent the summer of 2007 traveling, researching and writing in Europe and the Mediterranean–in Trier, Germany for a book signing at the international Constantine Museum Exhibition; in Rome and Fiesole, Italy for writing a book on Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy; and in Carthage and Tunis, Tunisia for examining the ruins and museum exhibits of Roman
North Africa. His book on Constantine and the Christian Empire (London: Routledge, 2004 Hb) is now out in expanded Pb and e-book formats (2006), and in a Romanian translation as Constantin si Imperiul Crestin (Bucuresti: BIC ALL, 2007). His other recent publications include: “Constantine the Great and Christian Imperial Theocracy,” Connections: European Studies Annual Review, vol. 3 (2007), pp. 89–119; and “Constantinian Arles and Its Christian Minters,” New England Classical Journal, vol. 35, 1 (2008), pp. 3–20 (the latter first delivered at the CAPN Conference at Reed College in 2006).
Kasey Reed, who graduated with a History Major and Latin Minor as the top student at the BSU commencement in 2006, completed an MA degree in Greek Language and Civilization at the University of Reading in 2006-07; and is now considering more advanced graduate work in Ancient History and Greek. Matthew Recla, who received his MA in Ancient History and Latin at BSU in 2006, is now in his second year of a doctoral program in Ancient Religious Studies at UCSB, and did archaeological work at Ephesus in the summer of 2007. Joseph Kurth, Garrett Fitts, and Karen Wadley are nearing completion of their MA programs in Ancient and Medieval History at BSU, and plan to go on to doctoral studies thereafter.
The Classical Civilizations program at Gonzaga University has had a very good year, with a growing number of majors and minors as well as course offerings. In regard to our faculty, Fr. Ken Krall received a promotion to Senior Lecturer, and the present chair, Andrew Goldman, received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the History Department. In addition, in 2007 we established a new book prize for the senior major who has demonstrated excellence in the classical languages or the study of ancient civilizations. The award was established in honor of Fredric Schlatter, S.J., known to many CAPN members as the heart and soul of Gonzaga’s program for the past several decades. Now an Emeritus professor, Fr. Schlatter continues to teach tutorials in Latin to our students, and it is with great pleasure that we announce this prize in his name.
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
2007/08 has been a transitional year for PLU Classics. Rochelle Snee successfully shepherded curricular changes through the Educational Policies Committee and Eric successfully made the move from Assistant to Associate Professor. Continued expanded enrollments in Latin—two sections of both 101 and 102 this year—made it necessary to add part-time sections in Mythology and Literature, a task ably filled by Susan Allard-Nelson. Eric will be taking his first sabbatical in 20 years—mirabile dictu!—next year, followed by Rochelle in 2009/10. Back-to-back sabbaticals meant that we were able to offer our first 2-year visiting position in Classics. Among many, many talented candidates, we are delighted to be bringing Alex Alderman (ABD Brown, currently teaching at Baylor) to PLU, and look forward to great things from him as he fills in for both Eric and Rochelle teaching language and civilization courses. Alex works in Xenophon’s Socratic writings under David Konstans and has an article “Phronesis and technê in Xenophon’s Oeconomicus” coming out in Atti delle Giornate di Studio sulla Letteratura Socratica Antica (Bari, 2008). You may have run into him at recent CAMWS meetings; please welcome him, if you get an opportunity, to CAPN.
Walter Englert has been the Professor in Charge at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome in 2007-2008. He taught the Ancient City course, and an advanced Greek class on Thucydides’ account of the Sicilian Expedition (Books 6 and 7). He has really been enjoying his time in Rome. He also has been continuing his research in the areas of Epicurean ethics, Cicero’s philosophical works, and Apuleius. He will be delivering a paper (“Only Halfway to Happiness: A Platonic Reading of Apuleius’ Golden Ass”) at the ICAN 2008 International Conference on the Ancient Novel: Crossroads in the Ancient Novel: Spaces, Frontiers, Intersections in Lisbon, Portugal from July 21-26, 2008.
Ellen Millender has had a busy year. Among her classes the Fall she taught an immensely fun advanced seminar on Herodotus and — for the first time ever – the Aeneid for intermediate Latin. She admits that she was a bit apprehensive about teaching poetry, but she ended up scanning Latin for fun during lunch breaks! As for research, it has been a productive year. In September, 2007 Ellen gave a talk, entitled “Kingly Kings and Powerful Queens: Diadochic Influence on the Spartan Dyarchy,” at an international conference, “Sparta: Comparative Approaches and Classical Tradition,” at the University of Nottingham, and is currently writing up the talk for the conference proceedings. Her “Foxes at Home, Lions Abroad: Spartan Commanders in Xenophon’s Anabasis,” which will appear in N. Richer and A. Powell, eds., Xenophon and Sparta (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2008), and this July she will serve as the co-organizer of a panel on “Herodotus, Thucydides, and Sparta,” at the Fifth Celtic Conference in Classics, at University College, Cork; her own paper for the panel is provisionally entitled “Thucydides and Spartan Political Development.”
At the CAPN meeting Nigel Nicholson gratefully passed on the mantle of Treasurer to Andy Goldman, and gave a paper on “Nuance, New Historicism, and Olympian 6.” His history of CAPN, “A Century of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest,” will be appearing soon in CJ. His main research focus right now, supported by a Millicent McIntosh Fellowship, is a comparative project on the praise poetry of Pindar and Ted Hughes, but he has also published a review article, “Pindar, History, and Historicism,” CPh 102 (2007): 208-27, and, together with a doctor at OHSU, has a piece on the representation of doctors in archaic Greece and contemporary medical ethics, “Poets, Doctors and the Rhetoric of Money,” forthcoming in the Journal of Neurosurgery. He is also part of a Teagle-supported team working on assessing (demonstrating?) the efficacy of team-taught, common-syllabus freshmen humanities programs at Reed, Lewis and Clark and Whitman. Right now, he is busy preparing for the new ICCS Program opening in Catania under his guidance in 2008-09.
Jonathan Pratt had a marvelous time in his first year as a visitor in the Classics Department at Reed. A high point of his year was teaching an upper-level course on the rhetoric of crisis in the late Republic, and he looks forward to teaching courses in the coming year on Virgil’s Eclogues and Plato’s Phaedrus. The latter is an outgrowth of his Berkeley dissertation on public philosophy and the rhetoric of display in 4th-century Athens, which is soon to spawn two articles, one on Isocrates’ Antidosis and the other on Socratic demagoguery.
Sonia Sabnis recently presented a paper on Apuleius and Ausonius at an interdisciplinary conference on Venus at Binghamton University. This summer she will participate in the NEH summer seminar (”Identity and Self-Representation in the Subcultures of Ancient Rome”) at the American Academy in Rome, and will be one of several CAPN members presenting at ICAN in Lisbon. Teaching at Reed continues to delight; additionally, she greatly enjoys teaching in the Humanities course for economically- and educationally-disadvantaged adults jointly sponsored by Reed and the Oregon Council for the Humanities.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Tony Podlecki been working on the fragments of Aiskhylos and will participate in an Entretiens (colloquium) at the Fondation Hardt in Geneva in August 2008.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Mary Jaeger’s book Archimedes and the Roman Imagination is just out from the University of Michigan Press. She has been promoted to full professor. She too will be joining the shindig at ICAN in Lisbon with a paper on cheese in Daphnis and Chloe.
Lowell Bowditch presented “Propertian Closure, Homosocial Epic and the Virgilian Intertext” at the 2008 CAPN meeting in Tacoma.
Malcolm Wilson has published “Hippocrates of Chios’ Theory of Comets” in the Journal for the History of Astronomy. He presented a paper on Aristotle’s Meteorologica (yes, again) at the Columbia History of Science group at Friday Harbor in February. He is looking forward to a sabbatical year to work on his book on Aristotle’s Meteorology. He too will be in Lisboa (he is trying to pick up some Portuguese for the occasion), during the ICAN conference but will not be presenting either on cheese or the weather.
Chris Eckerman of UCLA will be joining our faculty in the fall. Chris’ dissertation is on Pindar’s use of space. We look forward to working with him.
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
David Lupher writes, “My only news is that I am nearing completion of a translation of Alberico Gentili’s 1599 treatise “De Armis Romanis.” Gentili, who died 400 years ago
this year, was Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford in the reign of Elizabeth I, and he was an important forerunner of Grotius and Pufendorf in the development of modern international law. His treatise on the justice of the Roman wars has been neglected until now. I’m supplying the translation and notes on Gentili’s use of classical sources, while a couple of historians of international law at NYU are providing an introduction and
legal commentary. The project has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.
Aislinn Melchior presented the talk “Blood and Rhetoric in Caesar’s writings” at the University of California Davis in November. This spring she presented papers at CAMWS (on the Bellum Africum), at Feminism and the Classics V (on the use of female exemplars in the negotiation of imperial male identity), and at the Penn-Leiden Colloquium on Ancient Values (on Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae). She has book reviews forthcoming in Mnemosyne and in Classical World.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Olga Levaniouk saw her review of C. Tsagalis’ Epic Grief published in Classical Review 56.2, and continues work on her book on myth and performance in Odyssey 19. She delivered a paper at the 2007 APA meeting in San Diego, via capable proxy Alex Hollmann, on “Dues and duets: oaristus, oaros, and related words in Homer.” She, Alex, and young son Anton journeyed to the center of the world at Delphi this past summer for the XIII International Meeting on Ancient Drama, where she gave a talk on “Bird Women: Flight, Song, Penelope, and Tragic Heroines” (to be published in the proceedings of the conference). Look for her “The Toys of Dionysus”, which just appeared in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 2007. Sarah Stroup was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure this year. Her contribution to A Companion to Roman Rhetoric, W.J. Dominik and J.C.R. Hall, edd., (Blackwell 2006), on ‘Greek Rhetoric Meets Rome: Expansion, Resistance, and Acculturation’, appeared this past year, as did her ‘Making Memory: Ritual, Rhetoric, and Violence in the Imperial Roman Triumph? in Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence across Time and Tradition (Rowman and Littlefield 2007). Most excitingly, her book Catullus, Cicero, and a Society of Patrons: The Generation of the Text has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. In addition to pursuing a rigorous research agenda, this past summer Sarah once again brought several students to the Field School she founded at the excavations at Tel Dor, Israel; she has also been very active on campus, serving among other things in the Faculty Senate and the Faculty Council on Academic Standards. James J. Clauss has segued from an enormously successful stint as Department chair to new challenges, as Director of the Honors Program. In addition to co-editing with Martine Cuypers the Blackwell Companion to Hellenistic Literature, Jim published an article on ‘Theriaca: Nicander’s Poem of the Earth’ in Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica 2006 and a review of Alan Cameron’s Greek Mythography in the Roman World (Oxford 2004) in Classical Philology 20067. This year also saw the publication of Filippo Coarelli’s Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide (Berkeley 2008), co-translated by Jim and Dan Harmon. Jim also did his share of globetrotting, again leading his very successful Office of Minority Affairs/Classics Rome program in March 2007 as well as accompanying the UW mens’ basketball team on a trip to Greece in August 2007, teaching a course on Socrates as they traveled. Stephen Hinds had several articles published recently, among them ‘Venus, Varro and the vates: towards the limits of etymologizing interpretation,’ Dictynna 2006, ‘Ovid among the Conspiracy Theorists’, in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler (Oxford 2007) and ‘Martial’s Ovid/Ovid’s Martial’ JRS 2007. Work on his commentary for Cambridge on Ovid, Tristia 1 continues apace. He delivered lectures on ‘Seneca’s Ovidian Theatre’ at Florida State (where he was the Langford Professor in November 2006), Chicago, and Yale, as well “Pictures of a Poet in Exile” as the UW/Seattle AIA Annual Lecture on Classical Culture in May 2007. Stephen concluded last year his term on the Goodwin Award Selection Committee, which he chaired, and continued to serve on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Philology and Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica. In addition to leading another intrepid group of students to Rome in spring 2007 Alain Gowing saw the publication of an article on Velleius Paterculus in The Blackwell Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, John Marincola, ed. (Blackwell 2007) and a review of Craige Champion’s Cultural Politics in Polybius’ Histories (Berkeley 2004) in the Journal of Hellenic Studies 2007. Alain began a term on the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and Classical Antiquity. He was very pleased to deliver the keynote address at the 2008 annual meeting of the Canadian Association of the Canadian West in March, on ‘Rome and the Ruin of Memory’. Oh yes: he also became chair of the Department this year. Ruby Blondell published two articles in 2006-07 in collections, “Where is Socrates on the ‘Ladder of Love’?” (Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception, Harvard 2006) and “Hercules Psychotherapist” (Super/Heroes, New Academia Publishing 2007). She also maintained an active lecture schedule, delivering papers on her current project, Helen of Troy, at the 2006 annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, as well as at Stanford and Penn. Ruby continued in her post as a member of the APA Board of Directors, treasurer of the Lambda Classical Caucus, and ex officio Steering Committee member for the Women’s Classical Caucus. She serves as well on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Philology and the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. In addition to continuing her stellar work as the Department’s Graduate Program Coordinator, Catherine Connors published a review of Champlin’s Nero for the Journal of Roman Studies (2006). Her ‘Politics and Spectacles’ has now appeared in The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel (CUP 2007). Cathy continues work on a book on Roman Geographies. We had a glimpse of that project in her talk at the 2007 annual CAPN meeting, entitled “Say it with Silk: Roman representations of Persia and Parthia.” Alex Hollmann expects to see his English translation of A. Bierl’s Der Chor in der Alten Kömodie (2001) published by Harvard University Press sometime this year. In addition, he continues work on revising his dissertation for publication as The Master of Signs: Signs and the Interpretation of Signs in Herodotus’ Histories. In May 2007 he lectured the Portland chapter of the AIA on ‘Agôn and Magic in Ancient Antioch.” He also help organized our 2007 Annual Teachers Conference on Classical Studies, with a presentation on “Images, Objects, and the Classical World.” Tim Power returned in the fall of 2007 to the UW after a year as a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies. His book, The Culture of Kitharoidia appeared from Harvard University Press in 2007, and an article, “The Politics of Polycordia”, appeared in a collection from Brill entitled Ion of Chios: Fragments of a Polymath (V. Jennings and A. Katsaros, edd.). Tim also traveled to the University of Crete to deliver a paper (“Ceaseless Charms: Choral Performance as Exemplary Praxis”, which will appear under a different title in the conference proceedings to be published by De Gruyter), as well as to the joint CAPN/CACW meeting in Vancouver. Sadly, for personal reasons, Tim will be leaving us at the end of the year to join the Department of Classics at Rutgers University. We’ll miss him! Deborah Kamen joined us this past fall, following a two-year stint as a Stanford Humanities Fellow. Deb did her doctoral work at Berkeley, completing her PhD in 2005, and brings to us her considerable expertise in Greek prose (especially oratory), Greek cultural and social history, ancient slavery, and gender and sexuality in antiquity. Deb has a rich research agenda, with a contract from Princeton University Press for a book entitled Status in Classical Athens, and another in the works on Meanings and Metaphors in Ancient Greece. She is a most welcome addition to the faculty! Among our Emeriti, Daniel Harmon taught a graduate seminar this past summer on ‘Roman Religious Sanctuaries.’ This year also saw the much-anticipated publication of Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide (Berkeley 2008), Dan’s and Jim Clauss’s fine translation of Filippo Coarelli’s celebrated archaeological guide to Rome. Lawrence Bliquez published ‘Paulakion and Securicella: Two Hitherto Unidentified Greco-Roman Veterinary Instruments,’ Mnemosyne 60 (2007) 490-4, co-authored with Departmental alumna Emily Munro, now in the graduate program at UC Berkeley. In addition, his article ‘The Pyrriche of Kinesias, A Pun? Aristophanes, Frogs 153,’ also appeared in Classical Quarterly 58 (2008) 323-8, and he penned a summary article on seven Hippocratic treatises for the Biographical Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists, Paul Keyser and Georgia Irby-Massie, edd. In May 2007 Paul Pascal delivered a well-received lecture for the ‘Design Program in Rome 2007’ on various inscriptions in Rome’s ‘Centro Storico’, amply illustrated with photographs taken by Alain Gowing (specially commissioned for the project!). Paul also gave his standard “Dies Irae in Music from Berlioz to Walt Disney” lecture at the Unitarian Church in Bellevue, and later at the Hallmark, a retirement home in New York City. He reports that he has been enjoying life with Naomi, practicing the flute, and learning to enjoy his inscrutable new Mac. Pierre MacKay traveled to Turkey to attend a conference, and continues his work as typesetter for Classical Antiquity.
Dana Burgess reports, “The Whitman College Department of Classics is very pleased to report that Professor Elizabeth Vandiver has been awarded the Clement Biddle
Penrose Professorship of Latin. This honor comes to Professor Vandiver
together with her tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.
Our Classical Studies program just filled a new tenure-track position, shared between History and Classics, with a historian of Late Antiquity, Robert Chenault (Ph.D. University of Michigan). Robert spent the last year at the American Academy in Rome, completing his Ph.D. dissertation. In April, he successfully defended his magnum opus, entitled “Rome Without Emperors: The Revival of a Senatorial City in the Fourth Century C.E.”. Robert received his BA in Literae Humaniores from the University of Oxford in 2002 and a BA from the University of Chicago in 1999.
After enjoying a semester-long junior sabbatical in Spring 2007, Mary Bachvarova was saddled with the responsibilities of program chair. Her article “Actions and Attitudes: Understanding Greek (and Latin) Verbal Paradigms” appeared in Classical World; a paper on “Oath and Allusion in Alcaeus fr. 129” was included in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society, edd. A. H. Sommerstein and J. Fletcher. An edited book and five additional contributions in books and conference proceedings are forthcoming. Not surprisingly, Mary won a Faculty Achievement Award for 2007-2008. As this year’s Program Coordinators of the Salem AIA, Mary and Scott Pike put together an amazing program of ten well-attended archaeological lectures, covering everything from Greek war ships over Yoruba sculptures and Vikings to the earliest Americans. Mary also organized the third annual Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics which featured ten student presenters from five colleges in Oregon and Washington State.
Ortwin Knorr spent part of his sabbatical, supported by a Loeb Classical Library Fellowship, in Germany where he gave a talk at the University of Göttingen. He published a paper, “Metatheatrical Humor in the Comedies of Terence,” in Terentius Poeta, edd. P. Kruschwitz et al. Another one, “Metatheatralisches Spektakel in der Andria und Hecyra des Terenz” will appear in Gymnasium. He wrote the proposal that resulted in the establishment of Willamette’s new interdisciplinary Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (CASA), and served as its founding director from 2006-07. Ortwin has just revamped our website. Please check the latest donations of ancient art the Hallie Ford Museum’s has received and will soon display if it does not do so already: http://www.willamette.edu/cla/classics/hfma/.
David McCreery chaired Willamette’s Faculty Council last year, working his way through 12 tenure and promotion cases, among other things. At the invitation of the Chinese excavators, he and a colleague in Religious Studies, Xijuan Zhou, will travel to the Xiaohe burial site in Xinjiang, China, to investigate finds of probable Near Eastern origin.
Lane McGaughy retired from active teaching in 2007 and now serves as the director of our Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (CASA).
Mehran Nickbakht (Ph.D., Düsseldorf) did a wonderful job replacing Ortwin last year. An ancient historian cum Latinist, Mehran taught Elementary Latin I & II, Pliny’s Epistles, Vergil’s Aeneid, and two surveys of Greek and Roman history. Our students loved him, and we are very sorry that we can’t simply keep him on.
Ann Nicgorski, chair of Art and Art History, stepped down as AIA chapter president after five years. This spring, she curated a show called “Piranesi: Views of Rome” at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. For next year, she and Lisa Brody (Yale Art Museum) are preparing an exhibition of ancient oil lamps from the Bogue Collection at Portland State University for the Hallie Ford Museum (March 14-May 17, 2009). A paper, “Apollo akersekomas and the Magic Knot of Herakles,” is forthcoming as part of the Colloquia Antiqua supplement of the Belgian journal Ancient East and West.
Scott Pike is the newly elected president of the Salem Society of the AIA. He serves as staff geologist for the Sangro River Valley landscape archaeology project in the Abruzzo, Italy. He has just been awarded a research grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to collect samples and conduct stable isotope analyses in order to determine the precise source quarries of the marbles used in the construction of the Parthenon and the Propylaea on the Acropolis of Athens. He is also working on several other marble projects throughout the eastern Mediterranean. Scott has four papers forthcoming in books or conference proceedings.
Donann Warren (M.A., UC Santa Barbara) joined us in 2007-08 to teach two Elementary Latin classes. She was very popular with our students, and we are glad that she is able to help us out again next year.