Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meo Animo

At October's Annual Institute, participants were asked a series of "coffee break questions" which were posted around the coffee service. The answers have been collected here for you reference, use and enjoyment. Feel free to make additions to the list in the comments section below.



Meo Animo (Coffee Break Questions – CAES Institute 2014)

1. Greek or Latin author or work, interesting but not commonly read

  • Any saint’s life
  • Apuleius, the Golden Ass
  • Bayeux Tapestries
  • Cato
  • Cornelius Nepos
  • Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim (Latin: Hrotsvitha Gandeshemensis
  • Jean de Haute-Seille (Johannes de Alta Silva)
  • Josephus
  • Lucretius
  • Pindar
  • Plutarch, Moralia, the Roman questions
  • Tacitus, the Life of Agricola
  • Vulgate – Genesis and Ecclesiastes


2. An ancient city, site or museum that should not be missed

  • Abu Simbel temples (s. Egypt)
  • Barcelona
  • Baths at Herculaneum
  • Caesarea in Israel
  • Capitoline Museum
  • Capri
  • Dougga (Thugga, Tunisia)
  • Museum at Hilton hotel on Hawaii Island
  • Museum of the City of London 
  • Naples Museum
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Ostia Antica
  • Paestum
  • Pantheon
  • Siena
  • Vindolanda (n. England) 


3. One of your favorite Classics and/or teaching websites

  • Dickinson College Commentaries - dcc.dickinson.edu
  • Latin inscription dater -  inscriptiondater.appspot.com
  • Latin abbreviations -  abbrevigine.appspot.com
  • classdojo.com
  • books.google.com
  • thelatinlibrary.com
  • Nodictionaries.com
  • latin-student-problems.tumblr.com
  • Vroma.org
  • aesopfables.com
  • Tabney.com
  • Keith Toda’ blog - todallycomprehensiblelatin.blogspot.com
  • ryanfb.github.io/loebolus
  • Perseus.tufts.edu
  • Etymology - etymonline. 
  • Latinology on youtube
  • latintutorial on youtube
  • Classical Greek and Latin Discussion Group -  CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDU
  • The Classicists - CLASSICISTS@liverpool.ac.uk


4. A superb author of historical fiction set in the ancient world

  • Cromwell, Bernard
  • Downie, Ruth
  • Harris, Robert
  • McCullough, Colleen
  • Saylor, Steven
  • Vergil


Thank you to Linda Emanuel for collecting and typing the responses! Maximas gratias!

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