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  • Classics Must Be Anti-Racist

    Dan-el Padilla Peralta teaching Roman history at Princeton in 2016. Classics Must Be Anti-Racist: The Classics Studies Department’s Anti-Racism Working Group at Penn By: Cecelia Heintzelman   Classics is at breaking point, one where it must decide to be actively anti-racist. Our seemingly small field exploded into public controversy after the recent publishing of the […]

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  • Catullus 101: Hello and Goodbye

    Amiternum relief, first century BCE, showing a Roman funeral procession, in the Museo Nazionale d’Abruzzo, L’Aquila, Italy. By Sara Albert   Catullus 101 Multās per gentēs et multa per aequora vectus      adveniō hās miserās, frāter, ad īnferiās, ut tē postrēmō dōnārem mūnere mortis      et mūtam nēquīquam alloquerer cinerem. quandoquidem fortūna mihī tētē abstulit ipsum.      heu […]

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  • The Discobolus of Qin

    The Discobolus of Qin 秦 By: Millie Huang   The Discobolus of Qin (links to external file) is a multimedia piece by Chinese-Canadian Millie Huang. It is an encapsulation of the scholarly dialogue speculating that Greek and Hellenistic artwork inspired the creation of China’s terracotta army. Consisting of over 8000 soldiers, the army was sculpted […]

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  • Virgil’s Rumor and “Fake News”

    Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera cum quinque vulgatis commentariis expolitissimisque figuris atque imaginibus nuper per Sebastianum Brant superadditis (Strasbourg: Johannis Grieninger, 1502) By: Ryan Cooper   Aeneid 4.173-188 Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius ullum; mobilitate viget, viresque adquirit eundo, parva metu primo, mox sese attollit in auras, ingrediturque […]

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  • Acting Onstage and Off

    Emperor Nero Chariot Racing. Credit: History Collection Acting Onstage and Off An Analysis of the Role Theatrical Performances Played in Nero’s Popularity By Lily Nesvold   I. Introduction Tyrant, murderer, debauchee, monster, rapist—just a small selection of the dreadful words that have been used for thousands of years to characterize Nero and his controversial reign. […]

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  • A Check-In with Classics Students about Remote Learning

    Claudia Cohen Hall (Photo Credit: Penn Facilities) A Check-In with Classics Students about Remote Learning By: Cecelia Heintzelman   With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, life has looked different for most people. For Penn students, it meant online classes and learning from home. Remote learning meant adjusting to online meetings, online clubs, and distance from friends. […]

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  • Eclipse

    Still shot from video essay. This video essay (Links to an external file) by Millie Huang was created for CLST143 – Great Books of Ancient Greece and Rome (Fall ’20). It is a response to a class project asking for a presentation-style analysis of any work of classical scholarship. The central topic of the essay is […]

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  • The Stages of Grief

    Relief of a Roman funeral procession. The Stages of Grief through the Lens of Catullus 101 By Lily Nesvold   There is no easy way to cope with the death of a loved one. Regardless of the circumstances, the devastation that those affected must face is seemingly insurmountable. Personally, I have dealt with the unfortunate […]

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