I’m starting to settle in at my new living quarters in Tallahassee. I just started the Classics program (Greek & Latin) at FSU. Courses I’m taking are: Ancient Epic, a Prose course focusing on Cicero and Pliny the Younger, a survey of Greek and Roman civilization, and a course on the art and archaeology of the early Roman Empire. Lots of reading, studying, and translating! A particular interest I have, which I hope to incorporate into some of my research for the courses, is Graeco-Roman influence and culture assimilation in the area of Judea during the early Empire. I hope to add some summary information on research efforts in the months to come.