A Guide to Mythological Retellings

A Guide to Mythological Retellings
By Maggie Yuan

From Circe to Lore Olympus, today’s literary landscape features more than just a few retellings of classical mythology. Whether you’re eager to learn more about Greco-Roman mythology or are simply in search of a new and interesting read, keep reading to find out which contemporary title should be the next addition to your list.

A Walk-Through: Unraveling Ancient Cities with Technology

A Walk-Through: Unraveling Ancient Cities with Technology
By Angela Nguyen

With the rise of new technologies, archaeology has become more collaborative and interdisciplinary within the sciences. Contemporary archaeology has developed to encompass techniques of engineering, geology, chemistry, and physics in innovative ways, connecting technology with traditional analysis to form a methodology that can unearth the human past more deeply. This article will explore three cutting-edge approaches that have made the exploration of archaeology more extensive than ever before.

Orpheus as a Muse

Orpheus as a Muse
By Maggie Yuan

What do a tragic love story, the Can-Can, and a critique on industrialization have in common? All are rooted in the ancient tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Everybody loves a good love story, and as far as the Greeks were concerned, the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice represents a version of true and pure love devoid of any ill intentions. At the core of the story, however, is the importance of divine faith, even over such passion…

Beyond Translation: The Benefits and Drawbacks of English-to-Latin Composition

Beyond Translation: The Benefits and Drawbacks of English-to-Latin Composition
By Lily Nesvold

In an advanced Latin course my senior year of high school, my teacher gave the class an assignment that was deceptively simple: to compose four “correct” lines of dactylic hexameter, a quest which would result in an automatic “A” for the trimester. Naturally, we were all very excited about the grading scale for the task. What we failed to recognize was how difficult it would be…

The Roman Sweet Tooth

The Roman Sweet Tooth
By Angela Nguyen

The concept of dessert emerged after the end of the Roman Republic and overall, Ancient Roman desserts were simple and had multiple varieties such as fruit mixtures and baked goods. Many types of fruits were available, but sugar and honey were not always accessible. Popular fruits included…

The Man in the Sky

The Man in the Sky
By Aisha Daffeh

Every day was the same for Isaac.

He woke up, tossing his tattered gray duvet onto his bed. He stood in front of the mirror in his minuscule bedroom, delicately putting on his work uniform, which consisted of a T-shirt and brown khakis. He’d walk out into the hallway, taking note of the various parts of his house that needed repair—leaky roof, the broken bathroom door knob, the shattered floorboard…