Although EcBlogue has been fairly dormant recently, since the middle of last month I’ve been contributing classics-related blog posts to Blog Divided, the blog of the House Divided Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College. The blog is intended as a resource for those teaching and studying the period 1840-1880. My posts are on the classics in American culture and education during that period. I invite you to check out House Divided, and my blog posts in general.
So far, I’ve posted on Generals O.O. Howard and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and classical education, Robert Montgomery Bird’s antebellum drama The Gladiator, the classical courtship of Lucretia and James Garfield, and the Civil War career of classicist Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve. My next post will focus on William Sanders Scarborough.