Monthly Archives: April 2013

Back once again: Rutgers Day, in its 2013 edition! Saturday 27 April, and of course RU Classics is there

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Have an hour or two or six to spare on Saturday 27 April? Join us for Rutgers Day 2013, a one-day show-and-tell for the citizens of New Jersey…and Pennsylvania, New York, and indeed the rest of the US and the planet. Now in its fifth year, Rutgers Day offers performances, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and perennial favorites like Ag Field Day, the Engineering Open House, the New Jersey Folk Festival, and the RU Football Scarlet and White Game (this year benefiting Hurricane Sandy NJ relief). In a word, it’s a great, fun way to explore the University’s dedication to research, education, and service.

And while you’re at it, make sure to stop by the Rutgers Classics Club‘s installation on Douglass Campus—on Red Oak Lane across from the bus stop. This year will feature a quiz show, and ancient arts and crafts—mask decorating, clay pot design, and the art and science of making laurel wreaths. So there really should be something for everyone.  Continue reading

Postcard from Providence: Gregory K. Golden, RU Classics PhD 2008, writes of College of Rhode Island and his new book with Cambridge University Press


James P. Adams Library, College of Rhode Island

Well, here’s a welcome blast from the past…it’s Gregory K. Golden (BA Penn, MA Chicago, MLitt Oxford [New College], PhD 2008 Rutgers) who in 2009 joined the History faculty of Rhode Island College (Providence RI) as an assistant professor. Previously Greg had taught Western Civilization for the Rutgers-Newark Department of History as well as Medieval Latin for Rutgers-New Brunswick Classics. And he has some great news: this month Cambridge University Press publishes his first book, Crisis Management in the Roman Republic, based on his RU Classics dissertation! But without further ado, here’s Greg…

“Greetings from Providence, RU! It’s been a while since I last set foot on the banks of the Raritan. After a year on the adjunct merry-go-round after finishing, I got a tenure-track job in the History Department at Rhode Island College in Providence in 2009.” Continue reading

On Thursday 4 April 2013, Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr) lectures at RU on Rome’s ambiguous fall


Alas, this 1964 epic is set in the late second century CE, treating precisely the same era as Gladiator (2000). Running time? 3 hours 28 minutes.

On Thursday 4 April 2013 at 4:00 pm in the Ruth Adams Building (room 003) the Rutgers Classics Graduate Student Association welcomes Professor Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College) for a lecture entitled “How to Lament an Eternal City: The Ambiguous Fall of Rome.” The Ruth Adams Building is located on Rutgers’ soon-to-be-leafy Douglass Campus. Continue reading