What the study of Greco-Roman antiquity means to seven seniors graduating from Vassar College: Gray Alexander, Kelly Bernatzky, Leah Clark, Olivia Martin, Caelie McRobert, Noah Purdy, and Jake Tereden.
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What if we’ve been doing it all wrong when we look to antiquity for inspiration? A conversation with Emily Wilson, Translator and Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading “Episode 9 – The Ideal Life, with Emily Wilson”
The ancient Greeks had a maxim, “Know Yourself.” What does that even mean? Socrates had some ideas. A conversation with Christopher Moore, assistant professor of Philosophy and Classics at Penn State.
Continue reading “Episode 8 – An Apprenticeship for Life, with Christopher Moore”
What the study of antiquity means to five seniors graduating from Vassar College with degrees in Greek and Roman Studies: Allison Sugino, Jonathan Chung, Jordy Carrick, Michael Oosterhout, and Haley Ryan.
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Loud music, 27 hours on a bike, and a crowd-sourced translation of a giant ancient dictionary.
Continue reading “Episode 5 – The Punk Lexicon, with Joshua Sosin”
On the origin of the idea of “Europe” and of anti-Islamic rhetoric. You may be surprised to learn which one came first.
Continue reading “Episode 4 – The Invention of Europe, with Nancy Bisaha”
How do you study a world that’s been almost entirely lost? And when you do, what do you notice about the loss of our own cultural heritage? Continue reading “Episode 3 – The Lost World, with Matthew Wright”
Looking back on a life of activism through the lens of Herodotus and Thucydides, with Carolyn Dewald (Bard College).
Continue reading “Episode 2 – Revolution and Regret, with Carolyn Dewald”
What is it like to be the person who attempts to give those who don’t know Ancient Greek access to Greek tragedies?
Continue reading “Episode 1 – Translating the Past, with Rachel Kitzinger”