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Graduate reading group focused on holistic, inclusive, and decentered pedagogy in Classical Studies at @buclassics #teachancient views do not reflect BU
Nov 15, 2018 38 tweets 19 min read
Welcome to the newest live tweet of this week's meeting, led by @mercury_witch, where we continue our discussion on @splcenter's "Teaching Hard History" (cc: @ProfJeffries) & also discuss @danibostick's @Medium article, "Teaching Slavery in the High School Latin Classroom" @mercury_witch begins by passing out a handout, "SPLC: Teaching Hard History" and recaps our discussion last week, which focused mostly on Erik Robinson's @eidolon_journal "'The Slaves Were Happy': High School Latin and the Horrors of Classical Studies."
Nov 8, 2018 44 tweets 18 min read
Welcome to the live tweet of this week's meeting, led by @rympasco, where we will discuss Erik Robinson's "'The Slaves were Happy': High School Latin and the Horrors of Classical Studies" for Eidolon, as well as a @splcenter article, "Teaching Hard History." Robinson's article can be found from @eidolon_journal here: bit.ly/2PL2GDv
The @splcenter article is on their website, here: bit.ly/2BLKLS5
Nov 1, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
Next up is @harvardclassics' Miriam Kamil, whose talk is entitled "Straightening the Classics: The Censorship of Homoeroticism in the traditions of Sappho and Catullus." #teachancient #glassics #phdchat M begins w some background information on Sappho and notes that, by the 19th c, sapphism becomes a synonym for lesbianism. There is an argument to be made that Sappho's homosexuality was censored even by her contemporaries. Stories started by comedians that she was a prostitute
Nov 1, 2018 18 tweets 5 min read
Welcome to a special Hestia live tweet of @harvardclassics's GLassics workshop (2nd meeting), set up to create a safe space to discuss LGBTQ+ identity in classical texts. Today's workshop will focus on gay reception. First up is Chris Cochran, who will be discussing "The Gay Reception of Petronius in the #metoo Era" #teachancient #glassics #phdchat

(Chris' introductory slide features the Norman Lindsay's "The Catamite" [1922])
Nov 1, 2018 45 tweets 13 min read
Welcome to this week's live tweet! Today, we revisit our articles from last week (thread here: ) This week, we have special guest faculty member Professor James Uden. @i_nurmi opens the discussion by returning to a critical question: why Latin and Greek? Though last week's discussion was fruitful and evocative, @i_nurmi points out that we skirted around and didn't really arrive at the ultimate question of why these classes are important, and how we convince our students these are important.
Oct 25, 2018 44 tweets 18 min read
Welcome to Hestia's weekly live tweet! This week's discussion, led by @ala_Camillae, will look into @IndwellingLang 's @eidolon_journal article "Teaching Latin to Humans," as well as @MagisterBracey 's "Why Students of Color Don't Take Latin." #langchat #teachancient @ala_Camillae begins by handing out printouts of two twitter threads already RT'd to our feed:

Oct 11, 2018 52 tweets 19 min read
Welcome to this week's live tweet of Hestia! Following our discussion last week on translating Ovid's rape scenes This week, we read Liz Gloyn's 2013 article "Reading Rape in Ovid’s Metamorphoses : A Test-Case Lesson" (CW 106:4). CW: rape, sexual assault This week's discussion is led by @rympasco. Gloyn's article is unique in that it is a case study of teaching translations of two Ovidian rape scenes - Proserpina and Philomela/Procne. All in all, a great way to look at some #teachancient methods.
Oct 4, 2018 23 tweets 9 min read
Welcome to a livetweet of our weekly meeting. Today, we will be discussing sexual violence in Ovid's Metamorphoses, as well as broader issues of politics in the classroom. CW: sexual assault, violence, misogyny @ala_Camillae: scholarship on Ovid can have blindspots. When we describe Ovid as at his wittiest when describing sexual assault/violence, we have to be careful to not imitate him by using 'witty' phrasing in our scholarship when discussing rape.
Sep 27, 2018 60 tweets 23 min read
Welcome to the live tweet of our meeting discussing Catullus 63 and issues of pedagogy and translation. This week, we read Maxine Lewis' chapter "Queering Catullus in the Classroom: The Ethics of Teaching Poem 63." (summary forthcoming). @ala_Camillae begins the discussion by summarizing some of the major points of the article--in particular, the difficulty of introducing gender-neutral pronouns to students and the many issues behind the choice of the word "they" in translation.
Sep 20, 2018 44 tweets 17 min read
Welcome to the livetweet of Hestia's second meeting! This week, we are led in conversation by @duxfeminafacti9 on how translators choose to depict rape scenes in ancient literature. (CW: Rape) First, @duxfeminafacti9 reads a quote from Leo Curran's "Rape and Rape Victims in the Metamorphoses": "Rape is the 'dirty little secret' of Ovidian Scholarship." In older translations, Ovidian rape scenes are hidden in innuendo.
Sep 13, 2018 23 tweets 6 min read
Hi all, and welcome to the live tweet version of our inaugural meeting! @mercury_witch begins the meeting with a brief introduction to the purpose of the group (to give ourselves as teachers and students resources to teach difficult topics and how to address challenges) 1/ @mercury_witch then reads the mission statement of the group and explains some of the ideas in the mission statement 2/