I believe that scholars should engage in the project that is the internet. With that in mind, I’ll be tweeting (@opietasanimi) about the CL 206 course and related topics with the hashtag #womenancient. I encourage you to follow along, and to contribute to the hashtag! You can tweet about your thoughts on art objects, poems, myths, historical moments, and all that we study, as well as things that occur to you as you read the assigned literature, or maybe even your favourite objects in the MFA. A prize goes to the best tweet(s) of the semester, the MFA’s Classical Art book. If you’d like to see examples of how to tweet, you can look at the student tweets from my World of Rome class (Spring 2018).

Student tweets in #womenancient from Fall 2018:

One of the benefits of twitter is that we can connect directly with the scholars whose work we’re reading and discussing. Here are some of the tweets from scholars engaging with us:

There are a lot of fantastic scholars of the ancient world and other classical accounts on twitter. You may wish to read my piece, “Twitter for Classicists.” I heartily recommend you follow these twitterati:

  • @rogueclassicist retweets of all things classical
  • @SarahEBond Professor of Classics at U of Iowa, contributor to @hyperallergic, former contributor to Forbes, digital humanist
  • @EmilyRCWilson Professor of Classics at U Penn, first female translator of the Odyssey into English. We’ll be reading her Odyssey translation and talking about her use of twitter
  • @itinerapod classical scholars interviewed by Dr. Scott Lepisto about how and why they chose to study classics (my interview is ep 7)
  • @sentantiq excerpts of classical material in Ancient Greek and Latin with translations
  • @eidolon_journal online classical journal bringing classical issues into contact with digital humanities and social justice, editor @donnazuck
  • @classics_sj Classics and Social Justice group: works on issues of race, the incarcerated, feminism, LGBTQ+ in Classics teaching and scholarship
  • @diyclassics Classics and coding, digital humanities
  • @BUClassics twitter feed for the BU Classics department