The slow slide from Fall into Winter seems to have accelerated this week in North Dakotaland. The mornings are below freezing and yesterday we enjoyed a short snow shower.
Soon, we will get to that place where we have to deliberately go outside and it becomes easier to relax, read, and write by the fire than the brave the elements. In the spirit of that transition, I offer a short list of quick hits and varia.
- R.I.P. Henry Boren. I never met the man, but his Roman Society (1977) was my first Roman history textbook in college. It opened up the world of antiquity to me in new ways.
- New Cyprian Broodbank: The Making of the Middle Sea (2013).
- A nice primer on how to use Stanford’s ORBIS tool in the classroom.
- A cool article on Pontic Greek.
- The Acropolis Museum in Googles (h/t Dimitri Nakassis).
- Have you checked out this week’s 3D Thursday? If you haven’t, you should.
- This is an interesting (and vaguely disturbing way) to think about the impact of scholars.
- And, have you checked out the survey data from the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project on Open Context?
- Punk Sociology? Excuse me?
- This is not news.
- The end of a Waffle House.
- Notes on Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.
- Town as a panopticon.
- Provisional discard.
- And if you’re into that stuff, you should definitely support 99% Invisible’s Kickstarter campaign for season 4.
- What I’m reading: T. Tartaron, Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World. (2013)
- What I’m listening to: Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism; Los Campesinos! Now Blues.