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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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.
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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.
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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).
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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” →