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 – here, I ask it literally, in a Classical sense. Is there a straight path from Ancient Greek or […]


Aphrodisias A Case Study in Costing Late Antique Circuits By Christopher Williams   I. Introduction Throughout Late Antiquity, spoliated material became a more common feature in many building projects across the Roman Empire. While it is often assumed that this increase in spolia is linked with economic degradation, this may not be the case. Estimating […]

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 Herculean labor. Welcome to your CLST 100 crash course, featuring memorable minute-long renditions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]