• Fine Arts,  Language

    Dear Latin Review,

    It was great to meet with you again today! As you likely recall, and as identified in the guide, both ARTstor and Britannica Image Quest will be fine sources for completing the image component of your assignment. For additional content, consider reading the article, Mythological painting and sculpture, from the Grove Dictionary of Art and consulting the Encyclopedia of World Mythology for background and context on your chosen myth. All the best in your research, and do be in touch with any questions, Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu).    

  • Language,  Research

    Dear Latin 4,

    It was great to meet with you today!  As I’m sure you remember, most highly recommended for your Telling & Re-Telling project is Grimal’s The Dictionary of Classical Mythology.  (Looks like this and lives in the reference room, Call Number 292 G88)     Although a bit bizarrely unwieldy, this volume can potentially retrieve for you the most fantastic results.  Remember this (which of course is also in your research guide :))? Looking up Iphigenia in the References section reveals this: The first word following Iphigenia is Apollod.  Flipping then, to the Table of Sources  and looking up the name Apollod(orus) gives us this:   After these two steps we…

  • Nugalia

    December 17, 1887

    Classical conditioning: It is said that the Romans had time to conquer the world because they did not have to study Latin grammar.

  • History,  Language,  Religion,  Research

    New Research Guide: Latin II – Roman Religion

    Now on the Ohrstrom Library site is a new research guide in support of the Latin II students investigating aspects of religion in Ancient Rome. Spotlight on: The Reference Material tab, featuring digital selections related to Ancient Roman life and religion.   Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.

  • Databases,  Fine Arts,  General Works,  History,  Language,  Literature,  Research

    New Research Guides: Latin 2 and Latin Review

    Now on the Library site is a new research guide in support of the Latin 2, Caesar’s Resume Project. Also new on the Library site is an updated research guide in support of the Latin Review, Ancient Mythology in Art Project. Spotlight on:  The ARTstor and Oxford Art tab within this last guide.  This tab details the steps to collect images from ARTstor and swiftly import them, direct from the ARTstor database, into Powerpoint.  ARTstor has an excellent video tutorial of this process.