Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville "Classics" refers to the study of ancient Greek and Latin languages, literature, history, culture, and art & archaeology. The discipline of Classics has been central to the rise of universities, and it continues to be fundamental in the humanities and to a Liberal Arts education.
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A solid foundation in reading Classical Latin and Greek provides a means of understanding the past and the intellectual roots of the present while formal coursework provides students the opportunity to develop abiding skills of critical thinking, engaged inquiry and reflective expression. As Classics also transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, this course of study cultivates students who think broadly, synthetically and are able to view issues from a variety of perspectives.

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05/08/2021

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Today we celebrate our graduating seniors! Congratulations to Maura Easter, RJ Palmer, Maddy Sherer, and Bri Stewart--we...
05/08/2021

Today we celebrate our graduating seniors! Congratulations to Maura Easter, RJ Palmer, Maddy Sherer, and Bri Stewart--we are so proud of you and wish you all the very best as you set out on your post-degree journey, wherever that takes you.

Today we celebrate our graduating seniors! Congratulations to Maura Easter, RJ Palmer, Maddy Sherer, and Bri Stewart--we are so proud of you and wish you all the very best as you set out on your post-degree journey, wherever that takes you.

Today we celebrate the retirement of our long-time departmental manager, Susan Maas. We are incredibly grateful for her ...
05/06/2021

Today we celebrate the retirement of our long-time departmental manager, Susan Maas. We are incredibly grateful for her professionalism, efficiency, kindness, and patience. We will miss her very much.

Today we celebrate the retirement of our long-time departmental manager, Susan Maas. We are incredibly grateful for her professionalism, efficiency, kindness, and patience. We will miss her very much.

05/05/2021

The Eta Tau chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics Honor Society, is proud to announce our new initiates: Katy Fulcher, Olivia Jackson, and Oliver Lewis. Congrats to all!

Wishing all students and faculty a good end of term! Our end-of-semester Zoom Party (we hope the last via Zoom!) will be...
04/29/2021

Wishing all students and faculty a good end of term! Our end-of-semester Zoom Party (we hope the last via Zoom!) will be Thursday, May 6 from 11:30 - 12 noon. We will be announcing Dept. Awards and saying farewell to our graduating seniors. You don't want to miss the traditional Olive Ceremony!
Contact Dr. Holland Goldthwaite for the Zoom link if you are not currently affiliated with UNCA but want to attend.

Wishing all students and faculty a good end of term! Our end-of-semester Zoom Party (we hope the last via Zoom!) will be Thursday, May 6 from 11:30 - 12 noon. We will be announcing Dept. Awards and saying farewell to our graduating seniors. You don't want to miss the traditional Olive Ceremony!
Contact Dr. Holland Goldthwaite for the Zoom link if you are not currently affiliated with UNCA but want to attend.

From grave 6 of Piazza d ' Armi, dating back to the end of the 6th century BC, comes an exceptional correlation: 26 cera...
04/16/2021

From grave 6 of Piazza d ' Armi, dating back to the end of the 6th century BC, comes an exceptional correlation: 26 ceramic spools laid near the feet maybe inside a perishable container, indicators of the presence of as many threads most likely colored ( As proposed by the reconstruction that uses colors attested on fibers dating back to the Iron Age). Despite the burial being upset in a modern era, an extraordinary object has been found: a bone wire spacer linked to weaving on tablets.
The tablet frame is a particular type of frame that used to create refined and varied bordures, using the twist of the warp strands; this is documented in depictions dating back to the Iron Age and fabrics that show traces of this workmanship find themselves in clothing Value preserved, thanks to particular soil conditions, in prestigious tombs, such as the famous tomb of the wooden throne of Verucchio (RN). Even in Etruscan painting we can appreciate the invoice of capes dating back to the same period.
The echo of the symbolical importance that the decoration of dresses in ancient times was supposed to have been decorated is well known even in the Roman world where the praetexta toga, i.e. edited, was distinctive of the highest judiciary.
In the Roman world, according to customs that reflect ancient uses linked to a pastoral society like the Umbrian one, the woman example of virtue was ′′ dedicated lanae ′′ and Varrone reminds us that in Rome the melts of Queen Tanaquil, the wife of King Tarquinio Tarquinius was still preserved Priscus, weaver queen, how Penelope was, and symbolically superintendent of muliebrian works, guarantor of the wellbeing of the community.
In the feminine tombs of this period we find in the correct objects related to the various stages of wool processing, such as spinning, washing and coloring, weaving and packaging of clothes.
In addition, studies carried out on nutrition from tooth health and other indicators have shown that the economy of the umbrians of Piazza d ' Armi was essentially farming, whose products and processing were to be feminine.
📷 The reconstruction of a tablet frame, using some spools from grave 6, was performed by Dr. Glenda Giampaoli, director of the Museo della Canapa of St. Anatolia of Narco; on the right the separator for bone wire.

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Dalla tomba 6 di Piazza d’Armi, risalente alla fine del VII sec. a.C. proviene un corredo eccezionale: 26 rocchetti in ceramica deposti vicino ai piedi forse all’interno di un contenitore deperibile, indicatori della presenza di altrettanti fili molto probabilmente colorati (come propone la ricostruzione che utilizza colori attestati su fibre risalenti all'età del ferro). Nonostante la sepoltura sia stata sconvolta in epoca moderna è stato inoltre ritrovato un oggetto di straordinario valore: un distanziatore per fili in osso legato all’attività di tessitura su telaio a tavolette.
Il telaio a tavolette è un particolare tipo di telaio che serviva a creare bordure raffinate e variopinte, utilizzando la torsione dei fili dell'ordito; questo è documentato in raffigurazioni risalenti all'età del ferro e tessuti che mostrano tracce di questa lavorazione si ritrovano in indumenti di pregio conservatisi, grazie a particolari condizioni del suolo, in tombe prestigiose, come la famosa tomba del trono ligneo di Verucchio (RN). Anche nella pittura etrusca possiamo apprezzare la fattura dei mantelli risalenti allo stesso periodo.
L'eco dell'importanza simbolica che doveva rivestire la decorazione degli abiti in epoca antica ci è ben nota anche nel mondo romano in cui la toga praetexta, cioè bordata, era distintivo delle più alte magistrature.
Nel mondo romano, secondo consuetudini che riflettono usi antichi legati ad una società pastorale come quella umbra, la donna esempio di virtù era “lanae dedita” e Varrrone ci ricorda che a Roma era ancora conservato il fuso della regina Tanaquil, la moglie del re Tarquinio Prisco, regina tessitrice, come era Penelope, e simbolicamente sovrintendente dei lavori muliebri, garante del benessere della comunità.
Nelle tombe femminili umbre di questo periodo troviamo nei corredi oggetti legati alle varie fasi della lavorazione della lana quali la filatura, lavaggio e colorazione, tessitura e confezionamento degli abiti.
Inoltre studi effettuati sull'alimentazione a partire dallo stato di salute dei denti e da altri indicatori hanno dimostrato che l'economia degli umbri di Piazza d'Armi doveva essere costituita essenzialmente dall'allevamento, i cui prodotti e la cui lavorazione dovevano essere appannaggio femminile.

📷 La ricostruzione di un telaio a tavolette, utilizzando alcuni rocchetti dalla tomba 6, è stata eseguita dalla dott. ssa Glenda Giampaoli, direttrice del Museo della Canapa di S.Anatolia di Narco; sulla destra il separatore per fili in osso.

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Mark your calendar for tomorrow evening, 7pm EST!
04/07/2021

Mark your calendar for tomorrow evening, 7pm EST!

For those who can't be on campus, take a virtual stroll through our beautiful Dorothy Dvorsky-Rohner Ancient Garden...
03/30/2021

For those who can't be on campus, take a virtual stroll through our beautiful Dorothy Dvorsky-Rohner Ancient Garden...

This should be very interesting, and is an important lecture historically for the Classics profession in America. Regist...
03/25/2021

This should be very interesting, and is an important lecture historically for the Classics profession in America. Register now! Lecture begins on Zoom at 4:30pm eastern time, today, March 25. Hope to see you there!

Prof. Shelley P. Haley, President of the SCS, is giving a talk Thursday on racialized gender in ancient Hellenic and Roman societies. Register at https://yale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElde6gqz0uE9TfvHZT9o1uu8FBxywwnHwc

For those who are or know Latin teachers, please circulate news of these Spring 2021 Webinars. (HT, SB)Tuesday, March 23...
02/25/2021
Webinars

For those who are or know Latin teachers, please circulate news of these Spring 2021 Webinars. (HT, SB)
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6–7:00 pm ET
LGBT Meets SPQR: Resources and Lesson Plans for Including LGBTQIA+ Instruction into High School Latin Curricula
Presenter: Kristin Masters, Rowan University and Cumberland Regional High School, NJ
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6–7:00 pm ET
Trying to Hear the Anti-racism Voices of Antiquity
Presenter: Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6–7:00 pm ET
The Archaeology of “Race” in the Roman Empire: Old Problems, New Approaches
Presenter: Sinclair Bell, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6–7:00 pm ET
Julius Caesar's "Augustan" Dictatorship
Presenter: Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Union College, Schenectady, NY
https://www.bolchazy.com/webinars.aspx...

The purpose of this webinar is to provide lesson plans and authentic Latin and Greek sources on gender and sexuality in the ancient Greco-Roman world. High school appropriate materials will be provided to enhance representation and foster conversations on LGBTQIA+ topics in the classroom. Ancient te...

Dr. Anthony Fauci joins W&M President Katherine A. Rowe for virtual conversation
02/22/2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci joins W&M President Katherine A. Rowe for virtual conversation

Dr. Anthony Fauci joins W&M President Katherine A. Rowe for virtual conversation

William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe welcomed Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci for a virtual community conversation Thursday about recent developments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black History month has important intersections with Classics and Black Classicism. Enjoy this reading by Morgan Freeman...
02/16/2021
Morgan Freeman reads Catullus V, "Vivamus mea Lesbia atque amemus", in Latin

Black History month has important intersections with Classics and Black Classicism. Enjoy this reading by Morgan Freeman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR36ren2uGXnqGzChxVP7I0zKDQX2Tr1OckwmSSylK5UVyuUQhdD3ph3QFI&v=Lp4g-CYjYnE&feature=youtu.be

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if one of the most legendary voices in the world were to read one of the most beloved love poems in the world...

Capitol Terrorists Take Inspiration from Ancient World :: Pharos
01/28/2021
Capitol Terrorists Take Inspiration from Ancient World :: Pharos

Capitol Terrorists Take Inspiration from Ancient World :: Pharos

On January 6, 2021 a group of domestic terrorists, encouraged by the outgoing President of the United States, attacked the U.S. Capitol Building. Capitol security offering so little resistance to white rioters attempting to enter a government building made for a striking contrast to a year of police...

Blog: Inauguration rites, in Ancient Rome and the modern U.S.A, are more than mere pageantry
01/25/2021
Blog: Inauguration rites, in Ancient Rome and the modern U.S.A, are more than mere pageantry

Blog: Inauguration rites, in Ancient Rome and the modern U.S.A, are more than mere pageantry

Were Joe Biden ascending to the chief executive office in Ancient Rome — as one of the year’s two elected consuls — he would start his inauguration day with augury—that is, by taking the auspices. It would, first of all, be January 1, rather than the 20th; according to a surviving Roman cale...

A message from Sinclair Bell, Editor of the MAAR: The redesign of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome - the firs...
01/23/2021

A message from Sinclair Bell, Editor of the MAAR:
The redesign of the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome - the first since 1915 - is now complete. The first new volume (65) will appear in March 2021 as an Open Access publication; it will no longer be printed.
I welcome submissions from current and former Fellows (at [email protected]) for consideration in future volumes.

Blog: Classical Architecture and the Attack on the Capitol
01/16/2021
Blog: Classical Architecture and the Attack on the Capitol

Blog: Classical Architecture and the Attack on the Capitol

On December 21, 2020, which now seems like eons ago, Donald Trump issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture” (EOPBFCA). This understandably has been overshadowed in recent days by discussions of the Executive Order on Promoting Besiegement of Federal Civic Arc...

Some historical perspective....
01/12/2021
Blog: A committee, a coup, a Cruz, and a Catiline

Some historical perspective....

Against the backdrop of the United States’ first non-peaceful transition of power, there is a much smaller-scale — and much more peaceful — transition happening: the changeover of the SCS Communications Committee chair and SCS blog Editor-in-Chief. Sarah Bond, after three years of visionary le...

A Christmas rebus for Latinists! Who gets it?
12/11/2020

A Christmas rebus for Latinists! Who gets it?

Classics majors--you might consider applying for a job at LEGO! You could perhaps go to the ancient ship museum in Pisa,...
12/07/2020
Roman Warship design rows into next LEGO Ideas review

Classics majors--you might consider applying for a job at LEGO! You could perhaps go to the ancient ship museum in Pisa, Italy, to do research!

LEGO Ideas could be about to set sail for the ancient world, as a Roman Warship has become the latest project to attract 10,000 supporters.

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12/07/2020
Conference: Antiquity in Media Studies

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ANTIQUITY IN MEDIA STUDIES is holding our first-ever virtual conference, and you're invited! via Zoom on 11-12 December 2020, Eastern Standard Time

Congratulations to our fall graduates, (major) Jillian Carey and (minor) Tiffany Bailey. We are so proud of you, and sen...
11/21/2020
UNCA 2020 Virtual Fall Commencement

Congratulations to our fall graduates, (major) Jillian Carey and (minor) Tiffany Bailey. We are so proud of you, and send you off with all best wishes! Congratulations as well to all fall graduates of UNC Asheville!
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Congratulations, UNC Asheville Fall Class of 2020! This joyful day we congratulate and honor you with this virtual Commencement celebration video. We had so ...

Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"
11/18/2020
Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"

Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"

In the fifth century B.C., Pindar of Thebes wrote odes to celebrate the victories of great athletes at the pan-hellenic games. He celebrated their prowess by re-telling the myths of ancient Greece in a way that elevated the athletes' status and suggested that they, like the heroes of old, would be g...

What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans
11/13/2020
What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans

What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans

Thomas E. Ricks’s “First Principles” examines what the founders learned from ancient texts and how that affected the future of the country.

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For those in the Classics dept. interested in contemporary mythological paintings based on myths from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, you are invited to attend the opening of my exhibit, Mythic Images, at Highsmith Union Art Gallery next Friday, April 19th, 6-8pm. Check out the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441499666586475/
Luigi Enrico Rossi κηληθμῷ δ᾽ ἔσχοντο. Scritti editi e inediti (Collected papers) edited by Giulio Colesanti and Roberto Nicolai with the collaboration of Maria Broggiato, Andrea Ercolani, Manuela Giordano, Laura Lulli, Michele Napolitano, Riccardo Palmisciano, Livio Sbardella, Maurizio Sonnino The work collects all scientific writings, including some unpublished works, produced by Luigi Enrico Rossi (1933-2009) in almost fifty years of activity, in which he acted as professor of Greek Literature at the “Sapienza” university of Rome, enlivening the Greek Literature seminar in Rome, speaker at numerous conferences, as well as lecturer at many universities and institutions across the globe. In all his works we can see his characteristic approach to literature, understood as an act of communication within a precise historical context. The topics focus on Greek metric and music, Homer and the archaic epic, lyric poetry and symposium, Attic drama (tragedy and comedy but also satyr play), Hellenistic literature, literary criticism and history of classical studies. On the tenth anniversary of his untimely death, his Roman students, who continue his tradition in the new Seminars of Greek Literature "Luigi Enrico Rossi" at the "Sapienza" university of Rome, want to remember his fundamental work as a scholar collecting all his works, some of which are still unpublished (but already presented by him on various occasions), while others, issued in scientific publications not easy to find, risk with time to become inaccessible. We would therefore be very happy if you would accept our invitation to participate in this enterprise by joining the Tabula in memoriam using the attached form. Rome, 26 November 2018 Giulio Colesanti and Roberto Nicolai
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Hey Classics people! Anyone in the graduating class of 2006? Trying to get back in touch with my people! This was me at the Eta Sigma Pi graduation party in 2006 in case you're wondering who on earth this "Vanessa Anne" is!