News Stories In Classics
Climbing Parnassus: interview with author about the need and value of a classical education
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/oldindex.htm The 'Classics Page' has online quizzes on works of classical literature, links to other websites, games, and more.
http://www.greece.gr/EDUCATION/SchoolsAndUniversities/Makingamodern.stm demonstrates the importance of the study of ancient Greek and Latin
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr357.shtml demonstrates the importance of the study of ancient Greek and Latin
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2939362.stm on the oldest surviving book, made of gold and in the lost Etruscan language
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2736059.stm geologists examine the battlefield of ancient Troy
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20030203/iliad.html geologists confirm the accuracy of Homer's description of Troy & its surroundings
http://www.birdoswaldromanfort.org/ on a Roman fort located along Hadrian's Wall
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/02/0205_030205_cyclops.html suggests that the myth of the Cyclops is derived from huge ancient fossils
http://whyfiles.org/155war_archeo/index.html Problem areas for ancient archaeology b/c of conflicts & wars
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=327504 a discussion of the connection between the ancient Roman Saturnalia & Christmas
http://www.nature.com/nsu/030303/030303-2.html the plants in the Colosseum are from all over the world, physical proof of the exotic animals and foreign visitors who came to the Colosseum in Rome.
http://alcor.concordia.ca/~matrix/excerpt8.html HOMER SUES VIRGIL, CLAIMS HE IS A FAKE!!
Forum Romanum This site covers many aspects of the ancient classical world, including language study, virtual tours of Rome, Roman history/life/culture, and many other interesting glimpses of life in the ancient world.
http://www.krescendo.com/gladiatorlatin/script/latine/gladiator.html hey, do you like the movie Gladiator? then you should love this website, which has the entire script translated into - you guessed it - Latin!
http://www.users.drew.edu/jmuccigr/ug.html a list of undergraduate programs with degrees in classics, with links to each one.
http://department.monm.edu/classics/Department/FoxContest/Default.htm creative writing contest on 'Helen of Troy' - win $250!!