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Last 50 tweets from @cwjones89
Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
A lamassu in the wild! Sargon, the “Legitimate King,” would approve of this logo for a construction company!
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@cwjones89 They also don’t use different class-based accents. No consistency.
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Replying to @quidamabo :
@quidamabo OK. That's annoying.
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I watched one episode of #Britannia and although it’s an interesting take on Roman invasion of Britain...Brit accents for Romans + anachronisms like “remember when we were in Cairo” makes for a weird colonial slant. Conscious or not?
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Replying to @quidamabo :
@quidamabo Brit accents for Romans are a TV/movie staple though, for the reason that it's easy to communicate social class with the range of British accents (translates to plebs/patricians/slaves etc).
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I watched one episode of #Britannia and although it’s an interesting take on Roman invasion of Britain...Brit accents for Romans + anachronisms like “remember when we were in Cairo” makes for a weird colonial slant. Conscious or not?
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Replying to @quidamabo :
Note all this destruction is by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and other Islamist groups in Idlib. People saw that what ISIS did works, so they copied it.
Jihadists are intentionally destroying the archaeological heritage of #Idlib in Syria: atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/syriasou…
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While Duke's individual talent (especially Bagley) is amazing, I watched that game last night thinking I was not watching Duke basketball, and beyond the Freaky Friday-like transformation of Duke and UNC's traditional identities.
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Replying to @DocHeelfire :
@DocHeelfire So...Duke is now amazing dunks, raw athleticism, bad shot selection, simplistic plays and turnovers?
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@cwjones89 @Claire_M I think this is to do with how translation itself is socialised. Literature is still written in Sanskrit!! But in India the practice of translation between spoken languages is MASSIVELY skewed by primacy of English as target language.
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Replying to @livyaugusta :
@livyaugusta @Claire_M I thought it has more to do with how different disciplines approach language study. (Didn't know that about Sanskrit!)
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@livyaugusta @cwjones89 @ThePatrologist Unsurprised that they found proficiency easier to come by. I still think that if you’re not thinking in a language you’re translating it. wordpress.com/view/thewordmu…
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Replying to @Claire_M :
@Claire_M @livyaugusta @ThePatrologist And even if you're thinking in it and conversing in it, you're still doing so based on translations, or else assigning slightly new meanings to words. We can't crawl into the mind-space of the Romans to know how they thought in Latin.
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@livyaugusta I read Harry Potter in translation when I couldn’t face another bite of anything ancient.
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Replying to @Claire_M :
@Claire_M @livyaugusta It is interesting to me that no one has ever translated modern works of literature into dead languages other than Greek or Latin.
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@katemond That makes me Bjorn the Boneless 😱
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Replying to @DLVLK :
@DLVLK @katemond I think that was the name of a chicken wing someone ate in Minneapolis last weekend.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
University of Illinois tackling their campus’ anxiety spike. Sometimes I wonder if the general public understands how big of a deal this is on nearly every college campus. Many colleges are becoming residential mental health facilities where patients go to class.
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@cwjones89 The Alan Smith library just closed at Christmas here at Glasgow. We had bottles of wine there and were told to just take any book on the shelf, it was ours. We were half kids in candy store, half sad. We pillaged the shelves then drank to our sorrows.
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Replying to @DrDonnaYates :
@DrDonnaYates My department has been trying to get rid of ~300 books which were gifted to the graduate lounge for anyone to take for about a year now. People have picked over the pile but they've mostly been sitting there.
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@cwjones89 This was one of my jobs when I worked in the university library in college. It was called "withdrawals." You had to razor the covers off the books as they were recycled separately.
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Replying to @echomikeromeo :
@echomikeromeo I lived across the street from the UNC library's dumpster. I would sometimes go dumpster diving for discarded library materials.
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Yep, it started years ago when JSTOR led to libraries dumping their collections of print journals (in some cases literally, into dumpsters).
University libraries are filled with books that no one reads, and libraries are responding by yanking millions of them from the shelves. apne.ws/nfSDsAC
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
@cwjones89 I've liked the idea of broadening "Classics" departments to studying Ancient History, with specializations like Classics, East/West Asian/Mesoamerica/etc. There certainly isn't enough study of ancient China, but it shouldn't be at the cost of an important field.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
@cwjones89 @bleuyank It can be done in smaller programs as well if depts are willing to count courses taught by colleagues in other depts. we have a colleague whose focus is ancient China and we include his courses as well as courses on the ancient near east from other depts.
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@cwjones89 @rogueclassicist So...with what implications? Expand a bit on this, if you don't mind.
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Replying to @ur_classics :
@ur_classics @rogueclassicist See my succeeding tweet:
It can be argued that classics more than any other academic field is entangled with the Enlightenment - white, northern European, and secular, and constructed as part of the construction of a grand narrative stretching from Athens and Rome to Berlin, Paris and London.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
Artifact of the Day: Parts of the Holy Bible, Selected for the Use of the Negro Slaves (AKA "Slave Bible") 1808. Though called "Holy," it is deeply manipulative. Based on the KJV, it omits all entries that express themes of freedom. #BlackHistoryMonth
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
Black classicists are a significant part of the history of our field. William Sanders Scarborough was born into slavery in Macon Georgia in 1852, but later got a B.A. & M.A. @oberlincollege & wrote a Greek textbook. His publications are @internetarchive: archive.org/search.php?que…
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@cwjones89 I've liked the idea of broadening "Classics" departments to studying Ancient History, with specializations like Classics, East/West Asian/Mesoamerica/etc. There certainly isn't enough study of ancient China, but it shouldn't be at the cost of an important field.
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Replying to @bleuyank :
@bleuyank Other fields could definitely benefit from interaction with China and Mesoamerica, but one issue I see is that there is no easy defining line as to when these societies stop being "ancient", making it harder to compare to Greece/Rome/Near East.
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@cwjones89 I've liked the idea of broadening "Classics" departments to studying Ancient History, with specializations like Classics, East/West Asian/Mesoamerica/etc. There certainly isn't enough study of ancient China, but it shouldn't be at the cost of an important field.
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Replying to @bleuyank :
@bleuyank At the very least, merging the study of ancient Europe, Greece/Rome, the Near East/Egypt and Iran/India into one department makes sense, because they were all in contact with one another.
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@cwjones89 I've liked the idea of broadening "Classics" departments to studying Ancient History, with specializations like Classics, East/West Asian/Mesoamerica/etc. There certainly isn't enough study of ancient China, but it shouldn't be at the cost of an important field.
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Replying to @bleuyank :
@bleuyank Some departments are already doing this, especially at state universities where budgetary pressures force departments to merge.
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It can be argued that classics more than any other academic field is entangled with the Enlightenment - white, northern European, and secular, and constructed as part of the construction of a grand narrative stretching from Athens and Rome to Berlin, Paris and London.
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Recent calls to diversify/decolonize Classics sometimes seem to hold back from critical examination of the foundations and origins of the discipline.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
It is important for every college classroom in the United States to have a computer and projection system that does not work so that students may learn the futility of all technocratic dreams.
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Dog shaming, 2nd century BC...
This Ptolemaic mosaic once decorated a floor in the royal quarter of Alexandria. The 2nd century BC panel depicts a dog, very naturalistic in detail, seated by a wine jug (ascos) with a wooden handle. Now at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. antiquities.bibalex.org/Collection/Det…
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
People who think the Church Fathers were uptight about the Gnostic gospels should really read the comment section for the new Han Solo trailer.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
#Erdogan says Turks have sacrificed a lot in the last 2 centuries, 5 million km² territory under Ottoman rule was plundered with deceits, plots and reduced to 870K km², declares sleeping giant has now been awakened.
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Interesting how Gibbonian interpretations of late antiquity tend to go hand in hand with this sort of thing.
Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics
Did you know that in the 5th century CE "humanity fell back into the Bronze age" and returned to "eating squirrel meat and living in caves?" Then you probably believe that feminism caused the fall of Rome.
pages.vassar.edu/pharos/2018/02…
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'Ooh! Hi, I'm The Roman Republic, can I join you?'
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Replying to @livyaugusta :
@livyaugusta Joined by the broken shell of the Middle Ages, a broken shell of what it once was having shrunk to nothing but the period 900-1100.
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Christopher Jones Retweeted ·  
Thanks 4 sharing the link to A George--masterful. Would also recommend translation by Maureen Gallery Kovacs (Stanford u) for its straightforward readability and that of Benjamin Foster, whose turn of phrase often captures original's tone and intent. (Norton)
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@9inchsnails In the "would you know who this is if they didn't say so in the trailer" game, I wouldn't recognize who Han is.
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Replying to @cwjones89 :
@9inchsnails Donald Glover as young Lando on the other hand seems to work.
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Like, I'm mostly ambivalent about Solo/willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, but Alden Ehrenreich is not Harrison Ford. 😐
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Replying to @9inchsnails :
@9inchsnails In the "would you know who this is if they didn't say so in the trailer" game, I wouldn't recognize who Han is.
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For a hot second I thought YouTube was about to ask me to sign a loyalty oath:
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(It’s actually pissing me off the way everyone involved with the Macedonia demonstrations is being written off as Neo Nazis or idiots by ‘clever’ intellectuals on Twitter. It’s a pretty broad mix of Greek society who took part).
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Replying to @DLVLK :
@DLVLK And I suspect the reason why is that it's pretty hard for outsiders to understand why Greeks find the name of a neighboring country to be such an important issue?
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4) "Destruction." A war god statue watches as the empire is destroyed.
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Replying to @cwjones89 :
And finally, 5) "Desolation." Nature reclaims what was once a vast empire. Something Cole intended as a warning to the United States
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3) "The Consummation of Empire", with a Roman/Venetian aesthetic but also a parade of African slaves being led in front of the emperor's chariot during a triumph:
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Replying to @cwjones89 :
4) "Destruction." A war god statue watches as the empire is destroyed.
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2) "The Pastoral State" - looks like bucolic Greece, but note Stonehenge in the background.
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Replying to @cwjones89 :
3) "The Consummation of Empire", with a Roman/Venetian aesthetic but also a parade of African slaves being led in front of the emperor's chariot during a triumph:
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Today I learned "Are We Rome?" has been asked of the United States at least since 1834. Saw Thomas Cole's "The Course of Empire" series currently on exhibit at the Met. Each painting incorporates aspects of several previous empires:
1) "The Savage State"
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Replying to @cwjones89 :
2) "The Pastoral State" - looks like bucolic Greece, but note Stonehenge in the background.
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Today I learned "Are We Rome?" has been asked of the United States at least since 1834. Saw Thomas Cole's "The Course of Empire" series currently on exhibit at the Met. Each painting incorporates aspects of several previous empires:
1) "The Savage State"
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It's not even that I doubt that they bought this at auction or something normal like that. But I will note that this item is not detailed in their provenance document online. Like the vast majority of what they have.
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Replying to @JoelBaden :
@JoelBaden If it's a medieval manuscript though, isn't it highly unlikely to have been dug out of the ground? How does that affect provenance ethics issues?
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@cwjones89 Was there a “breakthrough” moment?
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Replying to @hashtagoras :
@hashtagoras Henry Rawlinson's work with the trilingual inscription at Beihistun.
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Apropos of Voynichmania, what are the great philological decipherments of writing systems? Hieroglyphics, Linear B, Maya... any others?
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Replying to @hashtagoras :
@hashtagoras Akkadian was the second great ancient decipherment, after Egyptian.
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This morning:
Number of Super Blue Blood Moons seen: 1⃣
Number of hours of productivity lost because LibreOffice mysteriously deleted all my macros, forcing me to re-record all of them: 1⃣
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I first felt really excited about the prospect of this book because it's so relatable and such conversations are so needed, but then wondered if I would just get angry over the incredible privilege there is in being able to just take a year off to "figure things out."
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Replying to @peripatesis :
@peripatesis I have noticed this is a recurring problem in academic "quit lit."
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Replying to @CarolineWazer :
@CarolineWazer I've seen some great things in old papers, but this is the greatest.
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The Super Bowl is the carrot used to dupe legacy minded city leaders. Unless you’re in a “destination” city, you’ll get it once. Then what? But hey, you got some souvenir trinkets.
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Replying to @joeovies :
@joeovies Also, wasn't the reason Ericsson Stadium had to be state of the art back in 1996 was so Charlotte would get to host a super bowl? Didn't happen then, why would the NFL be interested now?
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