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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cities of Heracles/Hercules in the Mediterranean

As a graduate student of the Ancient World, one of the things that has stood out to me throughout the past two years is just how many settlements were named after the Greek hero Heracles (Hercules in Latin). It seemed like everywhere I looked, and in every time period, some city named for the hero … Continue reading »

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Vinum passum and Other Greek Delights

This weekend, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Raleigh, North Carolina hosted their annual Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds, an event which features the variety of food, drink, arts, crafts, music and dance of traditional Greek culture. I attended with a few friends and enjoyed a little piece “back in Greece” feeling. … Continue reading »

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Crash Course in Ancient History: The Agricultural Revolution

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Digital Humanities: Quote of the Day

In their essay, “Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities,” Stephan Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell explore the question of whether building digital tools constitutes scholarship. “To ask whether coding is a scholarly act is like asking whether writing is a scholarly act. Writing is the technology—or better, the methodology—that lies between … Continue reading »

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