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  • BLM x CLST: A Series of Interviews with the Faculty of Penn Classics — Part 3: Professor Cynthia Damon

    Future Directions and Resources   By Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi, Sara Chopra, Cate Simons   For the third installment of our Black Lives Matter & Classics series, we invited Professor Cynthia Damon to talk about the relevance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the current reassessment of past scholarship in the field. She also provides advice […]

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  • BLM x CLST: A Series of Interviews with the Faculty of Penn Classics — Part 2: Professors Kimberly Bowes and Sheila Murnaghan

    Looking Back, Thinking Forward: what Black Lives Matter means in our own department and discipline   By Sara Chopra, Cate Simons, Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi   In the first interview of the Black Lives Matter & Classics series, Professor Emily Wilson discussed the translation and reception of BIPOC voices in classical literature. In our second installment in this […]

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  • BLM x CLST: A Series of Interviews with the Faculty of Penn Classics — Part 1: Professor Emily Wilson

    A Translator’s Take on the Black Lives Matter Movement   By Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi, Sara Chopra, Cate Simons   Although several weeks have passed since the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks, amongst countless others, the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States continues to inspire many discussions […]

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  • Slaves in Free Spaces

    Open Dimensions of Space, Socioeconomic Mobility, and Anxiety About Identity in Classical Athens By Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi   1. Introduction.   World history from antiquity to the present day has abounded with examples of classism and xenophobia as counterforces against socioeconomic mobility and the democratization of opportunity. Societies with servile components are particularly rich in these […]

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  • Discentes’ Senior Send-Off: Reflections from Penn Classics’ Class of 2020

    By Elizabeth Vo-Phamhi  Over the last two months, students have dealt with massive uncertainty amid the coronavirus outbreak. Yet for the sixteen seniors in Penn Classics, one thing has certainly remained constant: the importance of classics. At the end of April, the Classics department held its annual Senior Colloquium, a roundtable discussion celebrating the seniors’ […]

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