Erich Gruen talks about the road to his career as an ancient historian in “The Bumpy Path to Classics,” published by Amphora (the outreach journal of the Society for Classical Studies).
Daniel Mendelsohn, author of “An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic” talks about reading and memoirs with the New York Times.
Colin Renfrew co-directs an excavation on the Greek island of Keros, which The Guardian and other publications report is yielding new insights on prehistoric engineering and metalwork techniques. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/18/complex-engineering-and-metal-work-discovered-beneath-ancient-greek-pyramid
William Gass, author and critic with “unmatched reverence for language,” is remembered in The New Yorker.
Martha Nussbaum discusses the ethics of inheritance with The Atlantic.
Josiah Ober speaks with The History News Network in a wide-ranging interview covering his past and current work, the discipline of history, the state of democracy today, and more.
John Camp is honored for his 50 years with the Athenian Agora excavations in this 2016 video.
Mary T. Boatwright reflects on the meaning of ancient Roman monuments and their relevance to contemporary controversies surrounding Confederate monuments in The News & Observer.
Glen Bowersock writes in The New York Review of Books about ancient Palmyra’s tragic fate in the age of ISIS.
David Konstan narrates a “history of beauty,” emphasizing the emergence of the concept in ancient Greece, in Salon. https://www.salon.com/2015/01/03/the_secret_history_of_beauty_how_the_greeks_invented_western_civilizations_biggest_idea/
George Bass is interviewed about his career in underwater archaeology in Discover magazine.
Kathleen Coleman’s consulting role for the film Gladiator is discussed alongside other stories of Hollywood “epics” in the Financial Times.
Richard Martin, expert on Greek epic, discusses his professional story and the composition of the Odyssey in this podcast interview.