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“Canto Audentium” (I Sing of the Daring)
Dante’s 9 Circles of Hell Introduction After reading Dante’s Inferno in high school, I was inspired to write a descriptive piece that mimics his style of writing but presents a (More)
Minute-Long Myths
Gods of Mount Olympus / Credit: Wikimedia Commons Minute-Long Myths – CLST 100 Crash Course By Alicia Lopez   Your time in Classical Mythology may be coming to a close, but preparing for the final exam doesn’t have to feel like a Hercule (More)
Everything Old Is New Again
Credit: Harvard University Press Blog Everything Old Is New Again Returning Translations to Their Original Meanings By Olivia Wells   Have you ever wondered what’s lost in translation? Now, I could mean this literally or figuratively – (More)
Confronting the 'Cis' in 'Classicist'
Close-up picture of three GLSEN signs that each say “Protect Trans Students” underneath a blue, pink, and white heart. Credit: Drew Angerer for Teen Vogue Confronting the 'Cis' in (More)
Barbarians: Ancient History, Reimagined
Laurence Rupp as Arminius in Netflix’s Barbarians. Credit: Netflix. Barbarians: Ancient History, Reimagined A Review of the New Netflix Series By Sara Chopra, Margaret Dunn, and Olivia Wells   When we encounter reimaginations of ancient (More)
A New Home for Discentes
Salvete, Omnes! Welcome to Discentes, the Classics Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania. Where Discentes previously existed as a printed volume of select undergraduate work, we now publish work on our new online platform, http://web.sas.upenn. (More)
A New Chapter of Discentes: A Letter from the Editorial Team
Reflecting upon the first half of 2020, it would be an understatement to say that the world around us has changed immensely. As individuals, as classicists, and as an editorial team, we have experienced a global pandemic, faced an abrupt ending to ou (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes - Dill Chicken
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Roman Porridge and More
By Alicia Lopez   Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Roman Toast and Laganum
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
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