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The Lance Armstrong doping story is just the latest athletic scandal to highlight the tension between ethical standards in athletic competitions and the drive to win. Although this tension may seem like a contemporary issue, it's actually been around since ancient times. One of the biggest myths around ancient athletics, says Stanford classics Professor Susan Stephens, is that profiting from sports is a product of modern times. "The notion that it doesn't matter whether you win or lose but 'how you play the game' didn't apply to ancient athletes – they wanted to win, and at all costs," Stephens said. "
Recent Eitner lecture featured on the Human Experience portal and written by PhD candidate, Stephen Sansom.
This year's Lorenz Eitner lecture by Prof. Peter Meineck featured on Stanford University's Human Experience website (article written by Classics PhD candidate, Stephen Sansom). "During his talk entitled 'The Embodied Theatre: Cognitive Science and Ancient Greek Drama' Meineck outlined how recent advances in the cognitive sciences, such as eye-tracing and face recognition, may provide news tools for understanding the experience of ancient performance."
Carey Perloff received her BA in Classics from Stanford University in 1980. Earlier this year the department was honored by her delivery of the 2012 departmental commencement address. She is the artistic director of the American Conservatory (ACT) in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Chronicle featured her twenty-year tenure in this role. For the complete article: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Carey-Perloff-leading-lady-of-ACT-4047232.php#
Stanford Summer Theater (SST) proudly announces the return of The Wanderings of Odysseus, which will play in Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the European Union, and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
A research project led by Walter Scheidel has launched a website using data-rich modeling and dynamic online tools to reconstruct the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel and trade in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire.
Stanford Classics is delighted to announce that Christopher B. Krebs will join the department as Associate Professor in fall 2012. The appointment results from the department's effort in 2011-2012 to recruit a new faculty member specializing in Latin.
Krebs studied classics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel (1st Staatsexamen 2000, Ph.D. 2003), and Oxford (M.St. 2002). He has taught at University College (Oxford), École Normale Supérieure (Paris), and Harvard University and was the APA fellow at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich in 2008-2009.
Stanford Classics is very pleased to announce that Justin Leidwanger will join the department as Assistant Professor. The appointment results from the department's effort in 2011-2012 to recruit a new faculty member specializing in Classical Archaeology. Following a fellowship year in 2012-2013, Leidwanger will begin his appointment at Stanford in fall 2013.