Why I Love Classical Studies
When I was growing up, I watched way too many archaeology-themed TV shows on The Learning Channel, back when that channel showed boring documentaries. I loved the combination of hard data, imagination, and story-telling. Then in high school I was required to take 4 years of Latin, and I fell in love with that and the Romans in general. Classical Studies is fascinating, because you can explore questions on all sorts of scales, from “what is this object” to “how do societies organize themselves?”.
Cool Things I’ve Done Through Classical Studies
- worked on excavations in Italy and Cyprus (and less excitingly, Michigan)
- traveled to Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Italy, Romania
- worked in the storage rooms in the basement of the Louvre (Paris) and the attic of the Musei Capitolini Palazzo dei Conservatori (Rome)
- learned to scuba dive (long story)