The Louisiana Classicist

March 24, 2010

links, 24 March 2010

Filed under: just for fun — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:13 pm
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  • Lava bread, anyone? (20 March 2010) via N. S. Gill’s Ancient History Blog

    “THE LAST patrons who stood at the L-shaped counter of Pompeii’s best-known snack bar eating the house-speciality – baked cheese smothered in honey – had to leave in a hurry owing to violent volcanic activity. But after an unforeseen break in business of 1,921 years, the former holiday hotspot of ancient Rome’s in-crowd will finally re-open for business tomorrow.”

  • All Things Greek: To Hellenic and Back (24 March 2010) thanks to Willie Major (LSU) for the heads-up

    “They’ve rallied, all right—going on strike and staging protests in the streets of Athens. Meanwhile, publishing houses and movie studios throughout the West enrich themselves with stories and characters drawn from the old Greek world: a boomlet of Hellenic novels and movies that culminates on April 2 with the big-budget 3-D remake of Clash of the Titans. I’d call all this appropriation ironic, but it would only rub salt in the wound: the Greeks invented irony too.”


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