Monthly Archives: February 2013

On 21 Feb 2013, RU Classics welcomes Holly Haynes (TCNJ) to speak on “Tacitus with Groucho Marx”


Professor Holly Haynes of The College of New Jersey. Credit: The Signal

On Thursday 21 February 2013, the Graduate Student Association of RU’s Department of Classics welcomes Professor Holly Haynes to speak on an intriguing topic, “The In- and Outside of History: Tacitus with Groucho Marx”. Professor Haynes’ lecture takes place at 4 PM in Ruth Adams Building 003, located on Rutgers’ beautiful Douglass Campus at 131 George Street.

An Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the College of New Jersey, Professor Haynes specializes in the politics and literature of the early Roman Empire, with a particular interest in historiography. Continue reading

Benedict XVI resigns Papal office—in Latin; our philological observations on the Pope’s momentous 10 February 2013 ‘declaratio’


Pope Benedict XVI welcomes the Choir of Westminster Abbey to St. Peter’s Basilica, 29 June 2012. Credit: Westminster Abbey Press Office

It’s not often you find an announcement this important being made in Latin!

Here is the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s historic 10 February 2013 ‘declaratio‘ in which he announced—in Latin—his intention to resign from the Papacy at the end of that month…. Continue reading

At RU Classics on 7 February 2013, Emily Wilson (Penn) discusses problems in translating Euripides


Théâtre du Soleil performs “Iphigenia in Aulis” (1990, Magnum Photos)

It’s the first Rutgers Classics Graduate Student Association lecture of spring semester 2013—and you’re invited. The place? Ruth Adams Building 003 on Rutgers’ beautiful Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. The time? 4 PM on Thursday 7 February. There and then Professor Emily Wilson of the University of Pennsylvania will present a lecture entitled “Puns, Laughs, and Lamentations: Some Problems in Translating Euripides.” Continue reading