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Spanning one-ninth of the earth's circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents. Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than...
The purpose of Stanford Classics in Theater (SCIT) is to promote understanding of and engagement with classical theater through original research, rehearsal and production. SCIT aims to bring together students from various academic backgrounds and interests, primarily among the graduate students of the Department of Classics, but also including undergraduates, faculty and others from the broader Stanford community. For more, visit scit.stanford.edu .
Screenshot from POLIS site
This site allows scholars and students of classical Greek (and to some extent Roman) history to visualize data about Places (especially archaic and classical Greek city-states) and People (those famous enough to be included in a standard Classical dictionary) from two large data-sets, and to generate maps and simple statistical information from them. We hope that the site will facilitate original research on the classical Greek world, that it will be used as a teaching tool, and that it will be fun to play with. The first data-set (Places) contains information about classical Greek poleis,...
The Grand Tour of Italy was the ultimate educational rite of passage for eighteenth-century British elites, the experience of traveling abroad by which wealthy (mostly) male youth gained exposure to masterpieces of Western art as well as to the fashionable society of the continent. These eighteenth-century travelers were deeply steeped in a classical education. There is still a bit of the Grand Tourist in every classicist today: the very ways in which we view most classical monuments in Italy were shaped through the eighteenth-century traveling tradition. Thus the Grand Tour is an important...
Aisthesis Vol. 6 cover
Aisthesis: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies seeks submissions from undergraduate authors at any university. Papers are peer-reviewed by a staff of Stanford undergraduates, and the journal is published in both print and online formats. We distribute the journal at Stanford and send it to over 100 other universities to revitalize interest in and spread knowledge of classical subjects and values. Submissions: The submissions deadline for the Spring 2018 volume is 11:59 PM on December 31, 2017 . We accept critical essays in a classical context within fields including Linguistics,...

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