• ROMARCH: 2014 Classical Summer School, American Academy in Rome

    IMG_0093Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Classical Summer School at the American Academy in Rome

    This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

    The program will run June 16 to July 25, 2014. For the 2014 program year, the organizers have made every effort to reduce costs to participants and to enhance their interaction with the intellectual community of the Academy. The overall cost of the program represents a 15% decrease from the previous program year. The application deadline is January 20, 2014. Scholarship opportunities are available from both the Academy and numerous Classical societies (CAAS, CAMWS, Eta Sigma Phi etc.). 

    For more information, go to http://aarome.org/apply/summer-programs or email the Director of the Summer School Dr. Genevieve Gessert at gessert.aarcss@gmail.com

  • Castel Rigone, Weeks 15-16-17: Card Games

    Re-blogging from Shades of Umbria, 24 Dec. 2013. This is the 11th in a series of posts on the ethics of competition, focusing on Castel Rigone Calcio, and part of the ‘Ethics of Combat‘ category on quemdixerechaos. This blog series completes a DePauw University Faculty Fellowship that examines how and why rules and customs develop for, and in, combat and competition.

    Shades of Umbria

    All last week, the Giornale dell’Umbria published stories on Castel Rigone going for a ‘poker’. A ‘poker’ in Italian means a hand with four aces. In sporting terms, this indicates either scoring four goals in a game, or a string of four successive wins. On Sunday, the team earned that club-record fourth win in a row. A 1-0 victory away at Sorrento Calcio, after defeating other strong opposition (first-place Teramo and seventh-place Vigor Lamezia), vaulted Castel Rigone into fifth place at the midway point of the season, firmly within the survival zone of the top eight teams. (In Italian soccer, tiebreakers for teams level on points are: first, head-to-head record; second, overall goal difference.)

    The victory at Sorrento was achieved without their top striker, Dario Tranchitella, who was on the bench with the flu. Two other first-team strikers (Di Paola and Cappai) have either been transferred or are about to…

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