Classical Iowa presents how the Greek and Roman world has influenced and continues to shape the cultural contours of our state. Our first feature was "Cyberspace Meets Classics in Iowa." Future features will include photographic essays on classically influenced architecture, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's translation of De Re Metallica, and more.
Cyberspace and Classics Meet in Iowa
Visit Roman Sculpture here in Iowa both in person and on-line. The Riley Collection of Roman Portrait Sculptures is a series of web pages on Roman Imperial portrait sculptures at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art as well as their historical and cultural context. The website, sponsored by the VRoma Project, features portraits of emperors and senators, as well as men, women and children during the height of the Roman empire: images, descriptions, family trees, lesson plans, additional links and more.
John Gruber-Miller, Cornell College, announces a new tool for students of Greek: Let's Review Greek! a website designed for beginning and intermediate Greek students who are looking for reading passages easy enough for their level. All reading passages are linked to a dictionary and morphological analyzer and are designed to take only 15-30 minutes to read. A great way to keep up your Greek language skills between courses or over the summer!
John Thomas, Iowa State University, is Classics editor for MERLOT. MERLOT stands for "Multimedia Educational Resource (for) Learning (and) Online Teaching." MERLOT offers peer-reviewed websites and provides an excellent starting point for all students and teachers in their online research. Membership will allow you to submit resources you find helpful (your own creations or those of others) and to leave your own user comments or teaching-tips on any site in the collection. MERLOT currently has a variety of resources for Classics, but it is by no means comprehensive. If a site isn't listed that should be, please submit it!
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