Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Good Morning Greece!

If you are looking for newspaper articles relating to Greece’s past as well as for current issues related to archaeological research you should check out the weekly Athens News (www.athensnews.gr). One of their reporters, Heinrich Hall, is a frequent contributor on these topics. This past Friday there was an article by Kathy Tzilivakis on the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG). This is an online anthology of virtually all surviving ancient Greek texts from 800 BC to 600 AD. While the full anthology is accessible only through subscription, an abridged version (www.tlg.uci.edu/demoinfo/demo.php) is open to the public to view selected texts.  What are you waiting for?

I would like to introduce a new feature of this blog.  This is the highlighting of one of our Library’s new books or monographs, under the heading, “Book of the Blog.” The director’s choice for the first one is: Archaeology & Anthropology: understanding similarity, exploring difference, edited by Duncan Garrow and Thomas Yarrow (Oxbow Books, 2010).  This collection of 13 contributions plumbs the depths of the complex relationship of two disciplines that investigate aspects of the human condition.  The boundaries, the gaps and the bridges between them are laid bare.

David Rupp

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