Category Archives: Weird Stuff from Antiquity

Suetonius, Nero’s Dreams, and Biographical Memory

As noted in my previous post, I’m back at UC Irvine and we are in the first few weeks of the Fall quarter (the UC calendar starts insanely late in the year). I’d like to get back into blogging again, … Continue reading

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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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