Talking Tuna

On September 24, Professor Daniel Levine of the University of Arkansas Classics Department spoke at Temple University about “Tuna in the Ancient Greek World”.  The Zeta Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi brought him to campus after hearing him speak at a national conference.  Zeta Beta is a group on campus that promotes the teaching, study, and appreciation of Latin, Greek, and the ancient world.

Before his talk in the afternoon, Dr. Levine was kind enough to stop by my office to discuss his topic.  We had a lively conversation punctuated by lengthy classical quotes, strange-sounding Greek words, and a few laughs.  It was a thorough education on the ancient tuna, some of whose relatives still exist today, though in ever sparser numbers.  The interview is broken into two parts.

Tuna in the Ancient Greek World

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Tuna in the Ancient Greek World – Part II

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—Fred Rowland

One thought on “Talking Tuna

  1. Thank you for this wonderful interview. It was great to hear about the status of Tuna populations in the days of Ancient Greece. If only we can restore the coastal fisheries back to this ancient abundance.
    Cheers,
    K.Rountos
    Marine Ecologist

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