Yesterday I posted a list of the top 10 posts on the site based on page-views. Sometimes we can guess which posts are going to generate some traffic; other times, we are surprised both by those that are popular and those.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite posts that didn’t make the top 10 (for comparison, last year’s list).
An essay about the labor practices of academic publishing and the economics of exploitation. Also, I paean to open access.
Amy Lather’s post on the modern and ancient iconographies of the tongue
We mocked modern Stoics in an Eidolon piece, but this essay by Erik is less amused.
When Erik gets on a roll, we all just want to tag along. One of a few essays on the curmudgeonly creep masquerading as a Classicist named Victor Hanson
So, one day we asked the question whether Odysseus or Achilles was more likely to “shoot a man in Reno / just to watch him die”. Feelings happened.
I just don’t know why this title alone did not win the Internet. Another fabulous piece by Dani Bostick
Ari Akkermans’ balanced and thorough overview of appropriations of Classical culture in Turkey.
Hannah Čulík-Baird’s essay on quotation and authority–kind of her specialty.
Just read the title and do it.
Please read this essay. It is really fucking smart (Joel said this. Erik wrote it)
Some of Dani Bostick’s great public work for Classical Studies.
People didn’t get into this essay on how we should be thinking about preserving our work for the coming civilization collapse. I wonder why?
Christopher Brunelle’s “discovery” is hilarious and deeply learned. This should have broken the Internet. You know, if more people knew about papyri and ancient music…
Thanks to our friends Deborah Beck, Christopher Brunelle, Amy Coker, Brandon Conley, Hannah Čulík-Baird, Ari Akkermans, Dani Bostick, Amy Lather, Alexandra Ratzlaff for making this year fabulous.