I got my first teaching assignment of graduate school recently. Even though I’m in Classics, my Masters’ funding is through Anthropology, and I will TA one course per semester for them. This fall, I will TA Intro to Archaeology. My professor said earlier in the summer that I could give a Classics-related lecture, and I sent him a few candidates several weeks ago for him to look through and see what best fits the course as he expects to teach it. He let me know last week that he has me down for a lecture on the Parthenon and Elgin Marbles, though he’s said I can bring in other Ancient Greek stuff, too, if I want. I’m looking forward to the opportunity, as well as other ones in and out of Classics.
The summer is going by very quickly: graduate school starts in four weeks. Wow. I have plenty to do, but the slower pace of summer is definitely nice. My prep work for the fall is going well: I’m working on keeping my Greek and Latin sharp (currently reading Iliad 1 with a friend and Book 1 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses by myself) and am also doing some advance work on German so that I don’t go into my German class this fall at Square 1. I hope everyone who reads this is having a good summer.
That’s all for now. Take care.