C LASSICS D EPARTMENT AT THE U NIVERSITY OF C A L I F O R N I A , B E RK E L E Y — N O V E M B E R 2 0 0 3 Berkeley Classics Newsletter From the Chair Transitions Robert Knapp Fitzgerald leaves; Stroud, Miller Retire Soon Although the budget uncertainties of the The Department will lose three out- ticular, his dedication to teaching be- University continue to standing colleagues in the next ginning Greek has introduced that work their hardships, twelve months. This December Wil- language to hundreds of undergradu- we have still been able liam Fitzgerald re- ates over the years. to offer our full range of tires and returns to Stroud is a leading language and civiliza- England to take up a scholar of Greek ep- tion courses, to recruit lectureship in Cam- igraphy; in this, too, he top students to our bridge University. has inspired many stu- graduate program, and Fitzgerald came to us dents over the years. to graduate another in 2000 from the Uni- His close connections outstanding group of B. versity of California, with the American A., M.A., and Ph.D.s. San Diego where he School of Classical The challenges for the had taught for many Studies in Athens took future are daunting, years. Raised in the him to Greece often; however. I turn the UK, he did his Ph.D. his active encourage- guidance of the depart- at Princeton. He has ment of the Athens ex- ment over to another as influential publica- perience has influ- of July 2004. Next year tions in Latin litera- enced numerous stu- one of my colleagues ture, especially in dents to spent a year will send greetings Horace, Catullus, and Ronald Stroud on his Seventieth Birthday there to their great from this space. It has Roman cultural stud- benefit. been an interesting, ies. At Berkeley, Fitz- Stephen Miller re- challenging, and re- gerald is a favorite teacher and men- tires in December of next year. He warding four years! tor; his wide range of expertise came to Berkeley in 1973 to enhance makes his contributions to our pro- classical archaeology offerings and, gram immense. quite specifically, to initiate Berkeley In June 2004 Ronald Stroud, who excavations at Nemea, Greece. Over recently celebrated his seventieth the last thirty years he has made birthday, will retire after almost many important discoveries there, forty years of service to the Depart- has turned the site into a model of ment and University. His enthusi- public presentation in Greece, asm for teaching is legendary; in par- (Continued on page 12) McCarthy Honored with Goodwin Award Kathleen McCarthy received the 2003 book about the Greco-Roman world. prestigious Goodwin Award of Merit It is the only, and therefore most from the American Philological Soci- important, recognition for classical ety. The Goodwin Award recognizes scholarship in book form. the excellence of a recently published (Continued on page 12) Photo: Genevieve Shiffrar PAGE 2 Berkeley Classics Newsletter Professors & Lecturers… Tiberius and the Jews, and Jews and Greeks in the new Blackwell Companion to the Hellenistic World, Anthony Bulloch’s activities this year included a plus a long review essay on the Cambridge Ancient talk on Memory and Myth at a symposium organ- History volumn X, on the High Empire. … Todd ized by the Gleeson Library (San Francisco) and the Hickey, Director of the Center for the Tebtunis University of San Francisco (subsequently broad- Papyri, also taught in the Department. In addition cast nationwide on PBS radio), and a talk on Milan to his teaching he gave a paper at the 2002 Demotic Kundera's latest novel Ignorance to the San Fran- Congress and was invited to join the International cisco Literary Society….John Ferrari ‘s book, City Workshop for Papyrology and Social History. … and Soul in Plato's Republic, was published in Robert Knapp published an article on "Greek March of this year by Academia Verlag; in October Coinage, Mercenaries, and Ideology" and, with he was invited to the Philosophy Department of the Pamela Vaughn, a second edition of Finis Rei University of Pavia, Italy, for an 'author-meets- Publicae. Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman critics' session on the book. … Mark Griffith has Republic; he also presented at the APA on been preternaturally active over the past year (even "Horizantal Coin Scatter and Site Use at Nemea", for him). In October 2002, he was the keynote at a conference in Seville, Spain, on "The New speaker at the annual Robinson Jeffers conference Artemidorus Fragment and the Cartography of at Tor House, Carmel, and gave a paper on Ancient Iberia", and on "Coins from Nemea "Robinson Jeffers and Greek Tragedy". In (Greece) since 1997" at the XIII Internacional Nu- February, 2003, he gave the George Walsh mismatic Congress, Madrid. He lays down the Memorial Lecture at University of Chicago. The chairship of the Department in June and next year title was "Horse power and donkey work: equines in takes up the mantle of Chair of the Berkeley Acade- ancient Greek society". In July 2003 he mic Senate for a year. ... Leslie Kurke has just participated in a conference on "Apolline politics come out with an edited volume entitled The and poetics" in Delphi, and gave a paper on Cultures within Ancient Greek Culture: Contact, "Teiresias and the politics of tragic prophecy". In Conflict, Collaboration (Cambridge University September 2003 he attended a conference in Press) ,co-edited with Carol Dougherty. She's Amsterdam on "Sophocles and the Greek language", currently working on a new book on the figure of and gave a paper on "The language of romance: the Aesop and ancient Greek popular culture (which erotics and stylistics of Sophocles' satyr-plays". In she'll be giving as the Martin Classical Lectures at September 2003 he also collaborated with Cal Oberlin in Spring 2005). In November, she spent a Performances and Professor Linda Jewell week at Oxford University as the Astor Fellow. She (Landscape Architecture) on an exhibit to celebrate will be visiting Princeton University in Spring 2004 the 100th anniversary of the building of the Hearst as "Class of 1932 Fellow in the Humanities Greek Theatre at Berkeley. (The exhibit is set up Council", teaching a graduate seminar in the in Doe Library, and will be there October-December Classics Department. … During the last academic 2003.) And he organized a discussion panel, and year, Tony Long gave lectures at UC Davis (twice), gave pre-show talks, for the performances in the Chicago (twice), Brown, SF State, UTexas and San Greek of Euripides' Medea by the National Theater Antonio, these last as Breckenbridge Distinguished of Greece (their first-ever visit to the West Coast). Professor in the Humanities. During Fall semester This year he is a "Senior Fellow" in the Townsend 2004, he is teaching at the University of Utrecht as Center for the Humanities. He is also (once again) Belle van Zuylen Professor of Philosophy, and he Chair of the department of Theater, Dance, and has also given talks at the Universities of St. Performance Studies for the Fall (as he was in Fall Petersburg, Helsinki, and Regensburg. … Donald 2002). … Erich Gruen delivered the Moses Finley Mastronarde served as an external oral examiner lecture at Syracuse University (Finley's alma for a doctoral candidate at the Scuola Normale mater) and the Mathews lecture at the University of Superiore di Pisa and also presented there a Pennsylvania Museum (the inaugural lecture in seminar on problems in Bacchae, Iphigenia in Aulis, that newly endowed series). He also spoke at the and Rhesus. ...In addition to the usual demands of University of Washington in Seattle, gave papers at the Nemea project, Stephen Miller undertook a conferences in Oxford, UCLA, UCSD, and the number of other projects this year. His spring se- Society of Biblical Literature, and organized a mester included a seminar with six graduate stu- conference last summer in Bavaria on "Cultural dents who worked on plasters casts of classical Borrowings and Ethnic Identity in Antiquity." In sculpture at Berkeley (see story later in this News- the past year articles have appeared on Cleopatra, letter). He also presented the results of his research Berkeley Classics Newsletter PAGE 3 on the portrait of Plato that had languished for a about Iliad 24.54 in its last chapter, won an Ameri- century in the basement of the Hearst Women's can Book Award in 2002. It is now going into its Gym (see story later in this Newsletter). Miller's fourth printing, probably a revised edition. He has work on ancient athletics is producing in the spring also just given, to great acclaim, the fourth annual of 2004 Ancient Greek Athletics (Yale University Hsuan Hua Memorial Lecture at the Graduate Press). In addition to his many extramural lectures Theological Union; that will be made into a book, and guided tours around the site of Nemea, Miller called Our Spiritual Crisis. In it Nagler made bold was chosen to be the B. S. Ridgway Lecturer for the to compare Achilles with GWBush, not to either's Seattle AIA where he spent two days in October en- benefit! He is no longer chair of Peace And Conflict joying the company of former Cal students and Ne- Studies, but he continues to teach there; he also has mea alumni Jim Claus and Sarah Stroup. … Nelly some less-than-book publications just coming out: Oliensis was invited to give the Fowler Memorial an article in Yoga Journal, another in Tikkun, and lecture last April under the auspices of Jesus the after word to a book called In the Footsteps of College Oxford; her talk was "What Scylla Wants: Gandhi Freudian Questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses". She also gave talks in spring 2003 at the University of Grad Students… Athens, Georgia; at Emory U as University lecturer; and at Rice University. She is at work on a book Gabriella Bruni sends along a picture of her son, entitled Freud's Rome: Psychoanalysis and Latin Damian Francis Kaplan, now 19 months old; Gabri- Poetry.… Andrew Stewart was invited to lecture ella is expecting a second child in December. … Pat on the statuary epigrams in the new Poseidippos Larash in August at- papyrus at two conflicting conferences: Cincinnati tended the Groningen and Athens, November 2002. He chose Athens, and Colloquium on Flavian Brian Rose delivered his Cincinnati paper in Poetry (Groningen, The absentia, but both are now in press. He was Netherlands), courtesy awarded a $233,000 Getty Collaborative Research of a Heller Grant. This Grant for the project: "Hellenization at Dor: coming January, she Acculturation and Resistance." Last summer, he will be giving a paper spent a study season at Dor with five Berkeley at the APA entitled graduate students; they sorted out Roman to "Martial's Lectrix Stu- Persian stratigraphy of area D; sorted, catalogued diosa: What Men Can and studied some 400 black and red-figure sherds Learn by Watching and 1200 Attic black glaze ones; this was done Women Read in Book Three of the Epigrams". ... under aegis of the Hellenization project. His book, Tim Pepper spent part of the summer at Dumbar- Athens, Pergamon, Rome, and Venice: The Little ton Oaks, where he read several Byzantine texts in Barbarians of the Akropolis and their Legacy" is a group and the Kadaster of Thebes on his own. … now in press at Cambridge—he assures us that he Brian Frazer traveled in Greece for two and a half did not chose the title, the Cambridge marketing weeks this last summer with the help of a Heller people did. He has accepted the editorship of Travel Grant. … Will Shearin last summer at- ancient section of Janson's History of Art (Prentice tended the fifth annual Colloquium Plotinianum Hall), the major, best-selling textbook in the field. (Colloque Plotin) held in Muenchenwiler, Switzer- land, where -- in addition to losing his luggage -- he Emeriti… led the final discussion session, an in-depth consid- Leslie Threatte is enjoying retirement; he will be eration of Plotinus Enneads IV 9 5. … Walter M. in Athens until May, 2004, working on various pro- Roberts III was awarded the UC President's Dis- jects. … William S. Anderson is Chair the Senate sertation-Year Fellowship for the year 2003-2004. Committee on Memorial Resolutions this year. In His dissertation: "Ancient Wisdom/Modern Terror: a 2003, he taught at Ohio State University in the reading of Cicero's De Officiis," is scheduled for com- Spring Quarter. He also attended the Leeds Classi- pletion in the Fall of 2004. On November 17 he pre- cal Seminar in May and gave a paper on Terence's sented his work before the department of Classics at Andria. In November he gave a paper at the Pacific UCLA; sometime next Spring he will do the same on Ancient & Modern Language Association at Scripps the Berkeley campus. … Deborah Kamen held an College on "Disused Suspense in Terence's Eunuch". Aleshire Center for Greek Epigraphy Summer … Michael Nagler’s book, Is There No Other Way: Grant. She spent the month of July as a Visiting The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which talks Associate Student Member of the American School PAGE 4 Berkeley Classics Newsletter of Classical Studies at Athens. While there, she be- Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice as a musical interlude at gan work on her dissertation, and had the opportu- Commencement in the spring. She is now working nity to examine the epigraphical records of manu- on her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Brown mission in Athens (in the Agora and Epigraphical University. She writes: “I think I'm starting to Museum) and at Delphi. … Last February Curtis understand why grad students are so stressed out Dozier gave a paper, "Chronology as an Intertex- all the time! But so far everything at Brown is tual Device in Euripides" at the University of Vir- wonderful. I'm enjoying my classes very much; ginia's Graduate Student Colloquium. Jon Ready right now I'm working in French, English, and also spoke, giving a paper on “Portraiture in Roman Italian, which is a lot of fun, but I am eagerly Egypt”, so Berkeley was well represented. This looking forward to taking some Classics courses January Curtis be giving a paper at the San Fran- next semester. The transition from undergraduate cisco APA on the Cassandra scene from Aeschylus' to graduate study was much easier than I'd Agamemnon. … Yelena Baraz participated in the expected, and although moving across the country summer session of the American School in Athens has resulted in some mild culture shock, I'm with support from the school. ...We welcomed six enjoying it so far.” … Jacque Myers (’96) is back new grad students to the program in 2003: Elias in California. She writes: “Luke (my husband) and I Avinger (Evergreen State College and the University of had been thinking about moving back West for a Washington) … Christopher Churchill (Wesleyan Univer- long time, and we finally did it this past summer. sity) … David Crane (University of Chicago) … David He is teaching Latin at Santa Monica High School, Goldstein (Amherst College and Oxford University) … and I am at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Athena Kirk (Harvard University) Palisades. I have 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes; so far things are going fairly well. We really like living Bits and Bytes from Alums... in L.A., but it will take both of us a while to adjust Jason Barnard (’02) writes that after graduating to the new schools. I visited Margaret McConnell without a clear direction, he took a year off to decide (’98) in Portland over the summer, so naturally we what he want to do; he finally settled on Greek re- were both thinking of our UCB days. Also, I was ligion and mythology, somewhat within an Indo- really pleased to read in a Classics Department European context. He would like to use linguistics newsletter that there were twenty-five students as wells as Sanskrit and Hittite, but mainly as tools graduating with Classics degrees. How terrific! I to help better understand Greek religion and its think there were only five of us the year I evolution. He has been auditing, but still doing the graduated.” … Rory Miller (’02) is finishing up at work for, Greek Religion and Greek Prose Composi- UCLA Law School. He has helped out one of his tion, both taught by Anthony Bulloch; He is also ap- professors, Stephen Munzer, in finishing prepara- plying for Grad school this year to Berkeley, Har- tions of an essay entitled "Childlikeness and Sim- vard, Stanford, and Washington. … Rachel Reyes plicity" that will be published in The Downside Re- (’02) spent several weeks of the summer of 2002 view (out of Downside Abbey in Bath, England). He with the University of Oklahoma and St. Anselm’s is a UCLA Law Review editor for the current year College (New Hampshire) program in Rome; she and next spring will be clerking for Judge Dickran loved the city and met wonderful people. … David Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court for the Central Weinreich (’02) writes: “I decided last spring I District of California. … Caroline Weiss wanted to work in politics. I got an internship in the (Lawrence) (’76) went to Cambridge to study clas- CA state Assembly last summer, working for SF sical archaeology on a Marshall Scholarship. She Assemblywoman Migden. Since she was about to be now lives in England: “You might be interested to termed out, and many other employees were taking know that I am now living in London and writing a off, I was lucky enough to get a paid job. Then I was series of children's historical novels set in first cen- there just long enough to meet the right people, and tury Rome. I call it 'Nancy Drew meets Gladiator'. I got another job after her term ended. Now I'm The Roman Mysteries have already been bought by working for the Democratic Floor Alert, where I'll be ten countries. The first four books are out here in analyzing bills on Environmental and water policy England and the first two in America, France and issues. I was very sad to learn Professor Threatte Holland. I do quite a bit of promotion around British left. He was by far my best Greek Professor.” … schools and libraries and I often mention my start Ariane Helou (’03) graduated in Classical in Classics at Berkeley and my two favorite profes- Languages; among all her accomplishments last sors: W.Gerson Rabinowitz and J.K.Anderson.” year she sang Dido in the student production of Pur- Check out her website http://www.romanmysteries. cell's Dido and Aeneas and sang an aria from com … Suzanne Wood (’99) writes: "My interests Berkeley Classics Newsletter PAGE 5 have deviated away from the Classics into some- thinkers of the past and to the interplay of science thing quite unrelated—Behavioral Neuroscience. I and humanities in his life and work captured per- am applying to Psychology departments this winter fectly the Commencement’s spirit of celebration. to hopefully start a PhD. program in the Fall of 2004.” From Marty Wetsch (’02), who went on to Honors, Awards for graduate school at the University of Minnesota: Undergraduates “Classes are going fine and the Classics and Near Eastern Studies Department here is fantastic. Min- Departmental Citation for Distinction in the neapolis is very nice but I do miss the California Major weather and just being in Berkeley.” ... Boris Rodin (Classical Languages and Slavic Languages and Literature) Around the Department… Chair's Award for Distinction in Classics Our Office Manager, Susan Pulliam, was promoted Vasilios Spyridakis (Classical Civilizations) this year, as was our Per- Chair's Book Prize sonnel Manager, Trish Tiah Schindelheim Howard. … Maria Cer- W. K. Pritchett Prize in Elementary Greek deňo retired from build- Winner ing maintenance after fif- Vaheh Shirvanian teen years. She did a Runners-up wonderful job of keeping Emily Gruen our corridors and offices Molly Evangeline Allen clean (if not neat…). Her good will, cheerfulness, Outstanding Graduate Student and eagerness to do her duties at an exceptionally Instructor Awards for Two GSIs high level was much ap- The Graduate Student Instructor Outstanding preciated. She is greatly Teaching Award recognizes the innovation, enthusi- missed. asm, dedication, and wisdom of our very best Commencement 2003 Graduate Student Instructors. In 2003-2004 the Classics Department had two winners of an Out- Scientist/Humanist Professor Walter standing GSI Teaching Award. The Department Alvarez Challenges Students awards them each $200 from Annual Fund contri- butions as a modest indication of our appreciation Walter Alvarez of Berkeley’s Department of Earth for their fine accomplishment. This year Jonathan and Planetary Science spoke to over 200 assembled Pratt and Han Tran received awards. students, parents, and friends at the second Clas- sics-AHMA Com- mencement in May Teaching Effectiveness Award to 2004. Alvarez has Yelena Baraz revolutionized the thinking about the Sponsored by the Graduate Division's GSI Teaching age of the dinosaurs and Resource Center and the Graduate Council's and the end of that Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs. The Teaching era as the result of a Effectiveness Award, now in its 12th year, recog- huge asteroid strik- nizes a small number of Outstanding GSIs who ing the Earth. His have identified a specific problem in teaching and book, T.Rex and the have designed, implemented, and assessed a project Crater of Doom, is a that addresses this particular teaching problem. delightful detective Outstanding GSI Award recipients from the current tale of how his dis- and previous year are invited to submit essays for coveries came about. this competition. This year twenty-three GSIs from Alvarez’ connection across the campus will receive the award. We are to and sympathy with humanist endeavors and, in proud that one of those recipients is our own Ye- particular, classical studies is longstanding. His at lena Baraz times humorous, at time moving tribute to the great PAGE 6 Berkeley Classics Newsletter Erich Gruen Named Faculty sics department is smaller than that of Berkeley, their lecturers are accomplished and engaging. I Research Lecturer was particularly impressed with their knowledge of Erich Gruen was named one of two Faculty Re- and familiarity with our Classics department and search Lecturers at Berkeley last spring; he will distinguished faculty. My professors and I were es- deliver his lecture in April 2004. Previously, An- pecially able to relate because we knew the same thony Long of the Department received this faculty members. It made me proud to come from U. honor as well. C.Berkeley. All school pride aside, the University of Melbourne has a first-rate Classics department. As Being named a Faculty Lecturer is the highest ac- the premier Australian university, Melbourne Uni- colade the Academic Senate can bestow on one of versity boasts outstanding professors who hail from its members. In being selected, the Senate recog- all over the world. Chris Mackie, especially, offered nized Gruen as exceptional on all fronts--in his me tremendous advice pertinent in and out of the teaching, as his Outstanding Teaching Award and classroom. many successful graduate students prove--in his Australian students and professors acknowledge the service, as the key role he has played over the validity and importance of Classics in today's world. years in the Graduate Group in Ancient History And the Aussie culture is just a fringe benefit of and Mediterranean Archaeology attests--and, of studying Classics at the Berkeley of Australia." course, in his research. That research shows an astonish breadth and depth. His colleagues and Classics Grad Finds New Life students await with much anticipation his Faculty Lecture next spring. Brian Kenney, Olive Grower Morrison Travel Grant and Other Brian Kenney (‘95) writes: “My apologies for my Summer Travel tardiness in sending this email to you. I would like to think that there was a reason for this other than Ben Chaika, who had spent the academic year the fact that sometimes it is difficult to take a mo- 2002-2003 in Oxford, followed that with a summer ment to look back. But here I am at 3:08am on stint excavating at Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) Tuesday, July 1 2003. I am sitting in my office at in England. He writes that once he got used to be- Pacific Farms and Orchards in Gerber, California ing excited about finely layered soil, it was a very trying to catch up on the work that sometimes keeps educational experience. He also worked to plant a me from sleeping. Truth be told, I am a farmer now. garden of medicinal, culinary, and decorative plants I grow olives and produce high quality, award win- as well as herbs, which replicated that in existence ning extra virgin olive oil. I work with my best in antiquity. He was the winner of the Morrison friend at his family's farm. We grow prunes, wal- Travel Grant … Chrystal Anne Parsons nuts, almonds, olives, and alfalfa. I spend half of my (Classical Civilizations ‘03) journeyed to Rome time tending to my crop and the other half selling last summer from June 10th to the 24th in the my product. I find myself leaning heavily on Cato midst of a heat wave, the likes of which hadn’t been and Pliny and they have provided me with a good seen since the 18th century. After the first couple of basis for understanding this art that they call agri- days cursing the gods and asking herself why she culture. hadn’t gone on a Roman Britain trip, she sucked it The path back to the North Valley was a circuitous up and made the most of the opportunity. Co- one and included employment at Apple Computer losseum, Forum, Palatine—but it was not, she and software engineering jobs in the US and Bel- writes, so much the ruins which made the trip gium. I married Hana Yoon, my college girlfriend worth it but the museums that contained the evi- who graduated from Mills college, in 1997 and we dence of every day life in Rome. She had won a fled the Bay Area in 2000. I spent 2000-2002 pri- Classics Travel Grant. marily as a freelance writer but also working on my current pursuit, Pacific Sun Olive Oil www. Education Abroad “Down Under” pacificsunoliveoil.com. Hana and I now have a one year old daughter, Aislinn, and a great mutt named Jaclyn Parker (‘04) spent the last Australian aca- Buddy. demic year at the University of Melbourne as a Throughout the past eight years, I have drawn Classical Civilizations major She writes of her ex- heavily on my education on a daily basis. I am pas- perience: “The department welcomed me and helped sionate about the humanities and I can honestly my transition prove successful. Although their Clas- state that my training in Greek and Latin put me in Berkeley Classics Newsletter PAGE 7 a position to easily learn other languages including and Oxford University, where, from 1984 until his C, C++, Java, Tcl, HDL, and Verilog. I have never retirement in 2002, he was Camden Professor of An- regretted my choice in education and I would like to cient History. Professor Millar is a renowned au- thank your department for the excellent training.” thority in the field of ancient Roman and Greek his- tory. He lectured on “A Greek Roman Empire: New Education Abroad Program Power, Belief and Reason under Theodosius II (408- in Rome 450)”. In bringing new light to times and places lit- tle known to his audience, he opened up new ways The University of California Education Abroad Pro- of thinking about our sources and the world of the gram has at last initiated a program in Rome. It “Greek” (i.e., eastern Mediterranean) world of Late has had centers elsewhere in Italy for many years. Antiquity. In addition to delivering the Sather Lec- Fall 2003 is the inaugural semester. Estelle Hoff- tures, Professor Millar taught a highly successful schneider (‘04), a major in Classical Civilizations, seminar focusing on the Roman Near East in Late is attending with the aid of a Classics Study Antiquity Abroad Grant. Nemea 2004: The Games Return Classics Women’s Group Third Nemead Scheduled for July 31, 2004 The ancient Greeks celebrated festivals at Nemea The Classics Graduate Women's Group is a forum that were part of the cycle of games at Delphi, Isth- for female graduate students with classical inter- mia, and Olympia. For a brief period each year, ests—including students from Classics, AHMA, wars and hostilities were suspended by a sacred Rhetoric, and Comparative Literature—to discuss truce and the issues of concern to women in the field. The group games were held. meets a few times a semester, generally at a gradu- About ten years ago ate student's apartment, with an individual female there was a dream academic as our "special guest." During the past to recreate the an- year, we have held a number of well-attended cient Nemean events, with "guests" both local (Leslie Kurke and games in the newly Kathy McCarthy) and visiting (e.g., Danielle Al- excavated and re- len from the University of Chicago). The Annual furbished stadium. Fund provides support for these sessions. The Society for the Student Prizes 2003 Revival of the Nemean Games, now 1800 strong worldwide, made that dream a reality for the first Richardson Prize for Latin Translation time in 1996 and again in 2000. Now, for the third time, the games will be held at Nemea. Hundreds William Short of competitors from scores of countries will converge Marianne McDonald Prize for Greek Translation on the ancient site; families will sit on the slopes of Jon Christopher Geissmann the stadium to watch the races on the track below. MacKay Prize for Translation of Latin Contestants will enter the stadium through the William Short same tunnel where athletes passed in the fourth Millar Sather Professor 2003 century B.C. and will begin the races from the same stone line and with the same starting mechanism. In Spring semester, 2003, If you would like to be a part of the games, or would Professor Fergus Millar was like information about coming as a spectator, go to the the 89th incumbent of the the website at www.nemea.org “stadium” “Modern Sather Chair of Classical Lit- Games”. erature. He was educated at Trinity College (B.A.) and All Crocs Galore Souls College, Oxford. At Ox- Mastronarde & Students Stuff the Past ford he studied Philosophy and Ancient History, and re- Last spring semester Donald Mastronarde and 15 ceived his D. Phil. there in freshmen ran a class called “Papyrus and Greek Lit- 1962. He has held positions erature.” Freshman seminars are meant to engage in University College, London new Berkeley students with professor; this class was the ultimate in ‘hands-on’ experience. Four PAGE 8 Berkeley Classics Newsletter crocodiles are come together to discuss things arising from class. preserved at In Classics 28 AB shows excerpts from a documen- Berkeley from tary on Troy by the well-known English journalist the original ex- Michael Wood - last spring Michael Wood was in- pedition to vited to attend a chat session, and for an hour the Egypt funded class in California chatted with a fascinating (and by Phoebe A. fascinated) journalist in his London office. Hearst. The The educational potential of the internet has proba- class replicated bly only just begun to be realized. Some UCB Clas- these crocodile sics courses now use bulletin boards, and these can mummies which are the final repository of many of allow students in large classes to exchange views the papyri in the Tebtunis collection in the Bancroft and information among themselves, and with the Library. The mock mummies will be used in public instructor and TAs, in a way that is impossible in school presentations. class. And email, of course, has made communica- tion easy and instantaneous - a mixed blessing. Classics Goes High Tech Email Of The Year Award so far goes to the student who wrote: 'Professor, I had to miss class today. Did Have you visited the Classics Dept. website in the you say anything important? If you did, please last few months (http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/ email me back with a summary.'—Anthony Bulloch classics/)? If you have, you'll have been welcomed with an All New site, beautifully done by Donald Mastronarde. The Classics Department has always Classical Casts Project Last year we reported that Stephen Miller was been in the forefront of applying new technology - working hard to restore and yes, the faculty was the first in the humanities to display casts of classical sculp- take up using desktop PCs when they first appeared ture which had languished at over twenty years ago, led by none other than well- Berkeley in various places and known Servius pioneer Charles Murgia - and the in various states of decrepi- website is just one indication of Berkeley Classics at tude for many years. Through the leading edge. the efforts of Miller and eager Everyone knows about the remarkable Nemea exca- graduate students in a spring vation project, owned and run by UC Berkeley for seminar, many casts were re- the last 30 years under the direction of Steve stored. In coordination with Miller, but have you taken a look at its beautiful Commencement exercises in website (Nemea.org)? And how about Tel Dor, in May, these casts were dis- which Berkeley's Andy Stewart plays a major part played in a special exhibit at (http://yana.sscl.berkeley.edu/~teldor/index.htm)? the Marchant Building in Oak- And Berkeley's Tebtunis Papyri collection now has a land, and a fine catalogue ap- fine site: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~tebtunis. peared, Plaster Casts at Berkeley. Many courses now have their own websites. An- thony Bulloch, for example, has GreekMyth.org Classics Lecturers and GreekReligion.org for two of his courses; at first these sites were put up for Classics 28 and Classics The Annual Fund provides support for up to three 121, but they now attract traffic from all over the special Classics Lecturers to visit the Department world, particularly from schools across the country, each year. Since the last Newsletter we have had and there are regular visitors also from all five con- excellent lectures by: tinents. Genevieve Lively, University of Bristol, "Tiresias- The internet has some great advantages pedagogi- -Teresa; A Man-made-woman in Ovid's Metamor- cally. Donald Mastronarde has designed a whole set phoses" … Danielle Allen, University of Chicago, of tutorials for his ancient Greek course which any- "Time's Fluidity: on the elasticity and regularity of one can take online in their own time, as a supple- time in Greek Thought …Peter Wilson, New Col- ment either to his beginning Greek classes (for lege, Oxford, "Diken in the Oresteia" ...Andrew which he wrote the book), or to any other Greek Ford, Princeton University "Herodotus: Amatuer class or textbook. (Go to: http://socrates.berkeley. and Historian of Poetry" ...John Scheid, College de edu/~ancgreek/ancient_greek_start.html.) Anthony France, "Casual Disorder or Theological Structure? Bulloch uses a weekly evening chat session for his The Gods on the Capitol" ...William Johnson, Uni- courses, enabling students, instructor and TAs to versity of Cincinnati, "The Posidippus Papyrus: Berkeley Classics Newsletter PAGE 9 Bookroll and Reader". Each talk is followed by a low-key reception where Plato? In Berkeley?? guest lecturer and audience mingle and exchange A portrait herm of the Greek philosopher Plato is ideas. emerging from a century of obscurity and disrespect to assume its rightful place in ancient history, Ronfest thanks to the sleuthing Stephen Miller. In a pres- entation at the Hearst Museum last April, he pub- Over Labor Day weekend, 2003, forty-five friends, licly outlined research old and new, gathered at Marconi Conference Cen- and scientific test results ter on Tomales Bay north of San Francisco. The oc- that he said shows the casion: Ron Stroud's seventieth birthday. Think- sculpture purchased for ing that it was high time to celebrate a beloved pro- UC Berkeley and fessor, friend, and colleague, brought to its anthropol- we had begun to plan the ogy museum in 1902 is event three years earlier not a contemporary fake. with the question, "How best Additionally, Berkeley's to honor Ron?" A festschrift? Plato turns out to be a Out of the question! Half- rare depiction of Plato jokingly the idea of an honor- not as a famous philoso- ary decree came up, one in- pher, but as a just and scribed not just on any stone; virtuous citizen. it had to be pentelic marble, The Berkeley Plato's that with which Athens had story began in Rome, honored so many of its where classics scholar Al- friends and benefactors. Cir- fred Emerson purchased it for Phoebe Hearst— cumstances converged to benefactress of the UC Berkeley museum—from a help transform what began well-known antiquities dealer. Emerson was dis- as a seemingly impossible missive about the herm—a marble bust of Plato and "what if" into a reality. While its pedestal— and mentioned it only in passing in a Paula conspired in Athens long letter to Hearst about his purchases. Initial with Harry Kritzas, who museum catalogue records at UC Berkeley note that composed the decree and arranged for its inscribing, the herm's significance was in doubt. But the crown- Lisa contacted Ron's former students whose contri- ing blow came in 1966, when UC Berkeley graduate butions funded the effort. Twelve months later the student R.J. Smutney, studying Latin inscriptions, inscribed stele was complete. By land and sea it inspected the writings on Plato's shaft—it had been travelled from Greece to England, then to Texas. Fi- separated from the head, which couldn't be found— nally in August it completed its truly "monumental" and declared it a fake. Miller can now prove the op- journey to California. Meanwhile, we had invited posite: the sculpture, brought by ship and then over- Ron's family, friends, students, and colleagues to land by rail to the museum in 1902, dates back to gather for a birthday party-cum-mini-conference. approximately 125 A.D. While it is a copy, it is an Many contributed generously both financially and elegant replica of a Greek original from about 360 in other ways to make the three-day event a memo- B.C. What's more it provides a glimpse of what rably happy one for Ron and his family. We heard a Plato really may have looked like. Paul Zanker, tribute by Erich Gruen, and lively talks on areas Sather Professor at UC Berkeley a decade ago, has close to Ron’s scholarly heart: law (Michael Ga- suggested that previously identified portraits of garin), historiography (Carolyn Dewald), epigra- Plato were unsatisfactory because they attempted to phy (Angelos Matthaiou), and Corinth (Nancy force a prototype into the later mould of Bookidis). There was much visiting and reminisc- "philosopher" types. Miller believes that the Berke- ing. The culmination came Saturday night, when we ley Plato not only proves that Zanker was on the presented, with sufficient pomp, champagne and right path, but it gives a much sharper and more ac- silly party hats, to an unsuspecting wreathed and curate image of Plato's appearance—that it takes us pointy-hatted honorand (see p. 1) the stele. —Lisa closer to that non-philosopher prototype. — Kath- Kallet, Paula Perlman, University of Texas, Austin. leen Maclay PAGE 10 Berkeley Classics Newsletter Thesaurus Linguae Graecae of ten were assigned specific numbers and inter- leaved with acid-free paper for protection. 2523 re- (TLG) at Berkeley cords were added to the database, so that the total number of records available on-line now stands at In partnership with the Library, the Department 6244, about 20% of the collection. 466 papyri re- has sponsored a campus site license for access to the ceived conservation treatment and new mountings, On-Line Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG). and 519 new digital images were produced. The TLG is the electronic repository of "literary" Day-to-day work in the Center was carried out with Greek texts developed over the past 30 years at UC the help of four Gradu- Irvine. Previously, the Department and the Library, ate Student Research- as well as many individual faculty members, pur- ers and four under- chased licenses to the CD-ROM version of the TLG graduates in the Un- data and used the CD with applications that were dergraduate Research less than ideal and not well maintained in the world Apprenticeship Pro- of rapidly evolving operating systems. The matura- gram, one of whom, tion of internet technologies has now made it possi- Classics major Estelle ble for TLG to develop its own software for on-line Hofschneider, worked access. for both semesters and The TLG database has many uses. It serves an on- also was awarded a line library containing more texts than scholars summer stipend by have in their offices and more than many university URAP. Among the four libraries have scattered in their collections. It is a volunteers, retired source for excerpting Greek texts for use in hand- chemist and friend of outs and scholarly books and articles. It allows the Classics Leon Petrakis worked on the jumble many kinds of searching relevant to studies of con- of unsorted fragments that were still in a tin box cepts, grammar, vocabulary, and style. And it can from the excavation, discovering more fragments of be used to identify quickly the source of extremely Homer. CTP sent one of its Graduate Student Re- fragmentary literary texts found on papyri. searchers to Washington State University to cata- The On-Line TLG has a number of advantages. The logue and scan the papyri in their study collection database that is accessible is fully up to date, con- and another to Umm El-Breigat (ancient Tebtunis) taining more texts than the CD-ROM, and the data- to assist the Italian-French team excavating there. base keeps growing. With the new site license, stu- Among scholarly visitors, Dominic Rathbone of dents and faculty can log in with standard browsers London served as the CTP distinguished lecturer in from any computer on the campus network. If the April 2003, and Mark Depauw of Leuven received computer has a sufficiently recent OS and applica- support to spend several weeks in the summer re- tions, then it will already have fonts that include viewing demotic pieces and selecting a group for fur- the full set of needed Greek characters in the Uni- ther study and publication. Papyri were featured in code encoding, thus eliminating the old difficulty of a number of courses, including a session of the installing special fonts and configuring a browser in proseminar that looked at the fragments of Sopho- a special way. By using the Library's authenticated cles’ satyr-play Inachos after a new cleaning. proxy server, campus users can even use the TLG In the near future two further hopes will be brought from their homes, even with a third-party ISP. to fruition. First, in June and July 2004 CTP is For more information about TLG, visit http://www. hosting the second in a series of Summer Seminars tlg.uci.edu/~tlg/. sponsored by the American Society of Papyrologists The TLG license is paid for by donations to the An- (for details see http://tebtunis.berkeley.edu/ nual Fund.—Donald Mastronarde berksumm.html). Second, the Department of Clas- Center for the Tebtunis Papyri sics asked for and received permission to search for a 50% faculty position in papyrology, effective July In its second year of operation, the Center for the 2004. This will integrate the CTP papyrologist more Tebtunis Papyri made significant progress on many fully into the academic programs and facilitate fronts. The mounted papyri in the collection were greatly the planned growth in the activities of the arranged in new security cabinets in the Bancroft Center. vault. A large number of fragments were placed in CTP has received significant funding from the Vice acid-free folders for the first time, and over 10,000 Chancellor for Research, the Salus Mundi Founda- that had previously been placed in folders in groups tion, the Department of Classics, and the Dean of PAGE 11 Berkeley Classics Newsletter Arts and Humanities, as well as from The Bancroft of Zeus provides him with a unique laboratory. Library and grants obtained through it (NEH, Del- —Stephen Miller mas Foundation). —Donald Mastronarde Tel Dor 2003 Archaeology at Berkeley In late June, a small and select team of UC Dor Nemea 2003 staff and graduate students joined the Israeli and other US staff for a month-long Dor study season. This was a year of quiet but substantial progress at This was our first summer funded by the generous Nemea as our attention focused ever more sharply $233,000 grant awarded us by the Getty Foundation on the final publication of our discoveries. In that for investigating the problem of Hellenization at context it is a pleasure to announce that Nemea III: Dor, and we were determined to make the most of The Coins by Robert C. Knapp and John Mac it. Isaac is sched- Living right by the beach at Nahsholim proved uled to appear quite a temptation, but somehow we managed to get next summer. the work done. Computerizing plans and excava- Since little re- tion pictures; endless hours of stratigraphical "locus mained to be done crunching" and flow-chart construction; and sorting on that volume at through hundreds of decorated and undecorated Nemea, we were Athenian potsherds and (occasionally) finding joins able to focus on in them - with all this to do the month sped quickly Nemea IV: The by. And who can forget all those fun hours by the Hero Shrine of sewage farm and the cowshed doing aerobics, Dor Opheltes and Its Environs which is being authored style: emptying our two huge containers of the thou- by Jorge Bravo and Barbara Rieger, two sands of boxes of pottery and bones--the legacy of younger scholars and long-time members of the Ne- twenty years of excavation--sorting and where nec- mea excavation staff. Although we did not exca- essary re-boxing them, moving the containers and vate, another activity was unexpected. One of the their contents across the road, then repacking and oldest houses in the village was demolished this reshelving everything for the winter. summer, and we supervised. Although we retrieved On the publication front, our splendid Hellenistic many ancient fragments, including many pieces mosaic and homely little Nike are now in print (the from the Temple of Zeus, the most interesting were mosaic in full a column and capital from the Early Christian Ba- color: see illustra- silica. They are important additions to our knowl- tion) in Hesperia, edge about the architectural adornment of that the journal of the building. Preparations were also made for the American School Third Nemead in summer 2004. Although Greece of Classical Stud- has seen a decline in tourism of about 20% in each ies at Athens. of the last two years, the number of visitors to Ne- Emboldened by mea has increased by nearly that same percentage our article's re- during the same period. It seems reasonable to an- ception, the pre- ticipate even more visitors next year and to prepare sent writer and the site for them. Repairs were made around the History of Art graduate student Becky Martin are Museum; inside; much painting was done and we now completing a second one, an overview and pre- commissioned a new model of the Sanctuary of Zeus liminary study of two centuries of Athenian im- as it appeared in 300 B.C. The stadium area was ported pottery at Dor. trimmed and pruned leaving as an end result a Recruiting has started for Dor '04, and already vol- neat, almost garden-like appearance that adds to its unteers are starting to trickle in. Our goals for next attractiveness. Work on the reconstruction of the season include more work on the two Roman tem- Temple of Zeus also continued; Professor Nicos Ma- ples and further investigation of the Roman, Helle- kris of the Department of Engineering is playing an nistic, and Persian remains on the south side of the ever greater role in that work. Professor Makris is city, including the remainder of the area where in a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research 2000 we found our Hellenistic mosaic and Nike. Center at Berkeley and is especially interested in Who knows what surprises might await us there? learning what the ancient Greeks knew about seis- Readers of this newsletter may like to know that we mically sound construction. Rebuilding the Temple PAGE 12 Berkeley Classics Newsletter accept anyone over 18 who is fit, willing to work, and not obviously insane, and that we have now Annual Fund Supports abandoned our somewhat spartan inland accommo- dation for the delights of Nahsholim beach No pre- Many Activities vious archaeological experience is necessary. For further information please visit our website at The Annual Fund continues to help in http://www.teldor-volunteers.org or http://sscl. numerous ways. Last year it provided berkeley.edu/~teldor/. —Andrew Stewart • Travel money for undergrads who participated in a summer study programs (Continued from page 1) • Travel money to assist graduate students’ study trained and inspired many students, and produced in Rome first-rate publications of the work. All three colleagues will be sorely missed. • Sponsorship of the Classics Lectures series, and refreshments after lectures • Reception for Berkeley alums and friends at the Want to be kept informed about American Philological Association meetings events related to Classics at Berkeley? • Tickets for undergraduates to see Fiona Shaw in Check out the “Events and News” page of the her production of Euripides’ Medea, Aurora departmental website Player’s production of Oedipus Rex, and the Na- at http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/classics/ tional Theater of Greece production of Euripides’ You can sign up for our mailing list by clicking Medea on the “Friends of Berkeley Classics” link at • Honorarium for Walter Alvarez, our Commence- the Home Page. ment speaker, and Monique Elias, accompanist • Reception catering after Commencement (Continued from page 1) • Award money for the Chair’s Book Prize; for the McCarthy's impressive achievement provides the op- Departmental Citation in Classics; for the Chair’s portunity to showcase cutting-edge research in the Award for Distinction in Classics; and for the Classics Department. Outstanding GSI Awards (which are University In "Slaves, Masters and the Art of Authority in awards, but without a monetary prize) Plautine Comedy," McCarthy examines ways in • Refreshments for the Classics Women’s Group which individuals of all strata of Roman society gatherings viewed themselves in relation to slaves and to the • Site license for the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae on current power structure. She does this in an innova- the Berkeley campus tive way—through analysis of the works of the play- wright Plautus. • Refreshments for semesterly undergraduate stu- McCarthy credits her students, both undergraduates dent receptions and movie nights and graduate students, with helping her develop the • Reframing and matching frames for lists of hon- book. She says that giving lectures has helped her ored undergrad students present the information clearly and convincingly. • Poster publicizing the Classics Department, its She says, "The graduate students here are amazing. faculty and program They really push quite hard and this has helped my manuscript." Undergraduates, too, have benefited • Contribution to the costs of the Ronfest celebrat- much from Professor McCarthy. Students sense ing Ronald Stroud’s seventieth birthday McCarthy's warm support in small Latin language courses, but also even in large lecture courses such as "Introduction to Roman Civilization." Please help with these and other beneficial McCarthy is not the only faculty member in the Clas- programs by contributing to the Annual sics Department to have received the Goodwin Fund using the envelope provided. We Award. Donald Mastronarde received the award in would also like to hear news of your doings. 1997, and Emeritus Professor W.K. Pritchett won it You can send news in the donation envelope in 1976. The Classics Department is probably un- or directly to Robert Knapp, at the Classics equalled in its possession of three Goodwin Awards in Department, 7233 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, the last 25 years. CA 94720-2520, or via email at —Genevieve Shiffrar, College of Letters and Science firstname.lastname@example.org.
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