WHAT IS THIS.
Could it be…? Is it…?
A NEW POST?
Why yes. Yes, it is.
Schoolwork has taken its toll on my fragile mind. I have the Senior Slump, otherwise known as Senioritis – that deadly disease that affects college seniors and causes them to slack off and generally not care about their school work. Which is bad. Obviously.
I’m graduating at the end of May next year – assuming that we all survive December 21st, the END OF THE WORLD. Just kidding. No, it’s more like, assuming I can get my arse in gear and turn in all my work/pass all my classes.
And I need to haul ass and work on my senior paper. It’s going to be a 25 page monstrosity discussing the influence of the Etruscans on early Roman culture. That, and taking classes in which I will be translating St Augustine’s “City of God” and Sophocles’ “Antigone” and “Oedipus the King”, and taking a class on Greek and Hellenistic Religions.
This post about school does tie into paganism, though, I swear.
Well, sort of.
…Er, not really. But it is about ancient Rome!
So yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to take a 3-D immersive, digitalized tour inside several reconstructed areas from ancient Greece. We got to wear these weird glasses, and I kind of felt like Geordie la Forge. Er. One of the sites was the Pnyx, the hill on which the Athenian ekklesia (Assembly) met. The other was the theater and adjacent Thersileon of Megalopolis, which was originally a Greek structure but was, of course, added onto by the Romans.
The guy who gave my class and I the tour is involved with a project called “Rome Reborn”.
This is a collaboration of tons of architects, scientists, and classicists and is an attempt to digitalize in 3-D the city of Rome, from the year 320 AD. They use archaeological evidence and literary sources to do so, and have done a wonderful job so far.
Here is the website for the project, and below is a cool video – check it out!