Building a Classical Dictionary in Hawaiian


Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Mariko Jurcsak, a Greek and Roman Civilization major in the Department of Classics and Professor Daniel Harris-McCoy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will give a presentation on Friday, March 5th at 4:00 p.m. in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall via Zoom. 

A substantial amount of material relating to the Ancient Mediterranean World appeared in the Hawaiian language newspapers of the 19th century—material intended to serve the religious, educational, cultural, and aesthetic interests of their readers. In this presentation, we will explain how we have used these newspapers to build an English-Hawaiian glossary of terms relating to the Ancient Mediterranean. We will discuss our methods and preliminary observations; how the glossary can be used by researchers interested in the reception of classical culture in Hawaiʻi; and our hopes for how the project might develop in the future.

Please contact the Department of Classics at for link or you may come to 242 to participate in Zoom meeting.

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