Saturday, September 25, 2010

Poor Bat-Winged Pegasus

I think he's addicted.

And it is a good thing that Pegasi can't read or he might choose a brand with better editors on staff.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Silly Web Designers

So I was editing some of the blog settings just now, and got very excited when I noticed that some of the sample text was in Latin!

I thought, 'wow, how cultured of them! This is awesome!'

But then of course I had to try to figure out what it said.  As far as I can tell, it's nothing but gibberish. And I'm pretty sure that sadipscing isn't even a real word.

They were so close to impressing me.

But look, now you can choose reactions to each blog post!

Meeting with the Dean

On Wednesday September 29th our regularly scheduled Classics Club meeting will begin in the 

office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

We have an appointment to see him from 3:30-4pm. 
We will discuss all of our awesome plans for the year, and ask for monetary support from the faculty.

So come down and help us. Or just come to the rest of the meeting in the common room afterward and we'll tell you what happened.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It has been decided.

This year's T-shirts will feature the slogan

"illo modo volvo"

with a picture of someone (possibly Zeus) driving a chariot on the front of the shirt, and the UofW logo that we designed last year on the back.

If you can translate that, you should probably buy one. If you can't, you should probably take Latin and then buy one. If you don't want to take Latin, you can just come to our next meeting and I'll tell you. It's funny. You'll like it. 

T-shirts will go on sale soon.  They are custom ordered, so make sure you let us know if you want one!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Alex Day!

Well Alex, today is your Birthday.

We all hope that it's wonderful.

I wanted to make some witty, birthday-related Classics joke, but it's late, and I'm not that funny, so I found this photo for you instead. I hope you enjoy it.

A pet peeve

So I was out looking at Halloween costumes today, and I noticed a very disturbing trend.

There were a number of different, generic 'Roman Goddess' or 'Greek Goddess' costumes, which (apart from their complete lack of research about accurate portrayal of ancient attire) are perfectly adequate for the layperson.


There were at least two different Athena costumes that included only a white toga-style robe (ugh, we won't even discuss this) and a gold crown. Seriously, a gold crown! Why!? I don't understand. It looked like that paper crown that you used to be able to get from Burger King.

Why on Earth would Athena have a gold crown? And NO other identifying markers. They could have at least given her an owl. Would that have been so hard?

Come on, costume companies. Hire a Classics student to do some research for you. Really.

Scratched in Stone: The Isis Temple Graffiti Project

Come out on
Monday, September 27th

at 9:30am

in Eckhardt Grammate Hall

for a lecture about the graffiti in the Temple of Isis

Woo Hoo!

(also a good opportunity to meet most of the members of the Classics Club and make connections with professors)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Classics Club

Welcome back to a new year at UW!

Classics Club meetings have been scheduled for Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 in the common room (4th floor of Graham Hall).

We have big plans for the year, so come down and check us out! Everyone with an interest in Classics is welcome!