Monthly Archives: May 2013

At RU, for the Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins, a 2013/4 Loeb Classical Library Foundation grant


Rutgers Classics associate professor T. Corey Brennan, in collaboration with Rutgers University Libraries, has received a significant grant from Harvard’s Loeb Classical Library Foundation for 2013/4. The object? To bring fully into the digital realm the Ernst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins, which is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives of the Rutgers University Libraries. 

The collection is an extraordinary one. It numbers about 1250 Republican coins, augmented by a few dozen Greek and Roman Imperial issues. The Republican component of the Rutgers collection is remarkable for its comprehensiveness, historical value, and the fine condition of most of its individual pieces. Continue reading

2013 RU Seniors, Eta Sigma Phi initiates honored at end of year Classics fest


The historic Douglass College Dean’s Residence on Nichol Avenue was the setting on Tuesday 7 May 2013 for one the highlights of the Rutgers Classics calendar—a mega-ritual that combines the annual Eta Sigma Phi initiation into the National Classics Honors Society; honors thesis presentations (two this year); and then finally, a congratulatory ceremony for our graduating seniors.

Associate Professor (and Classics Undergraduate Director) Leah Kronenberg presided over the event, in which she stressed for the standing-room only crowd—though thankfully all parents and grandparents in attendance received a seat!—precisely what it means to study the Classics in the 21st century. Continue reading