Category Archives: Weird Stuff from Antiquity

Idealized Portraits of Jesus, Alexander the Great, and Aesop

I have been busy working on my dissertation recently, which has taken away some time from blogging, but today I will (briefly) share something interesting from my research. The topic of my dissertation is an analysis of the generic and thematic … Continue reading

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Inferi Latrinae

Last Thursday I took part in a lecture by Dr. Christine Thomas at UCI that dealt with Pagan and Christian representation of urban space in the ancient city of Ephesus. Dr. Thomas is a Religious Studies professor who works in Biblical Studies, … Continue reading

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Pliny’s Christmas Carol

During this previous Fall quarter one of the graduate seminars that I took at UCI was a “Survey of Latin Literature” course in which we translated a variety of Latin authors from different periods of Roman history. One of the … Continue reading

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