Home Page of John R. Porter
- Includes: the Greek lyric poets (selections), Solon, Theognis, Aeschylus' Persians,, Thucydides, Polybius, Catullus, the Res Gestae of Augustus, Vergil, and Ovid.
- Links to images of the ancient stage and to other theater-related resources available on various sites on the WWW:
- An examination of a vase that has frequently been cited in discussions of ancient prostitution, and of the iconographic traditions that paint a quite different picture.
- Examines a room in an elite Roman house in Pompeii that is often cited as an instance of a private brothel, complete with a peephole to allow the owner to observe the proceedings. (I see you shiver with antici … pation!)
- The Latin text of Petronius' influential tale, with vocabulary, grammatical commentary, English translation, bibliography, and relevant links.
- A collection of eight fictional first-person accounts from the standpoint of one of the characters in Homer's Iliad, or a character of the author's own invention. These pieces are designed to elicit insights into Homer's poem by developing alternate perspectives into the world of the Iliad, particularly its characters, values, and social structures. Composed by students in CMRS 110. Available via iTunes or in pdf.
- Program information for a conference on the ancient stage held in Saskatoon on 22-25 October, 1997. Includes abstracts and information on the conference proceedings, which appeared in Syllecta Classica vol. 10 (1999).
- Informal reviews of scholarly works, dramatic productions, historical fictions, and the like.
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The images of ancient art employed on this site are courtesy of Christus Rex (copyright 1994-1995).
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