Alright, I know I've been remiss in posting... anything. But the spring semester started on January 6 (yes, really! I don't know why it's that stupidly early), which left me pretty much zero time between semesters to plan for my courses, particularly given the kiddos' daycare/school was closed at the same time. At some point, I will dig myself out of the insanity of the start of the semester--oh wait, my teaching classroom flooded last week, so it might be a while--but until then, here's a quick installment of the occasional series "Who needs a classicist?"
First up, from The Atlantic (Dec 2014, p. 22):
|Oh no, that's... that's not Greek.|
And next, Slate's culture blog (along with a host of other media outlets) covers a movie I have never heard of, the J-Lo vehicle The Boy Next Door. J-Lo stars as a high school teacher of classics, and her titular paramour apparently gives her a copy of the Iliad, to which she responds, "Oh, a first edition!" Unfortunately, I can't find a clip of that. More unfortunately, I watched a trailer for the movie and it looks... wow, yeah.
There you have it. The Atlantic and whoever wrote The Boy Next Door need a classicist. (Maybe they should hire Arum Park, since she pointed both of these out to me!)