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Constantine as Liberator
Photo Sources: Smart History Constantine as Liberator An Evaluation of the Self Representations of the Emperor through Eusebius’ Life of Constantine and the Arch of Constantine By Ja (More)
The Indo-European Hero
Photo Sources: Scoop Whoop A Comparative Study of the Aeneid and the Mahabharata By Kushal Modi   Introduction The cultures of Ancient Rome and Ancient India are descend (More)
Blood, Lead, and Tears: The Cult of Cybele as a Means of Addressing Ancient Roman Issues of Fertility
By Jordan Reece Tayeh Introduction Divinity has many faces in the Ancient Roman world, none more intriguing than the garland-wearing, lionhearted Phrygian mother-goddess Cybele. Whereas other Phrygian gods and goddesses were left behind, Cybele and (More)
Two Approaches to Examining Slave Presence in the Plautine Audience
Perspective view of a Roman Amphitheatre Reviewing Brown and Richlin in Conjunction & Comparison By Sara J. Chopra   I.                Background   To the people of ancient Rome, spectacle was an immense aspect of daily life. (More)
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 a (More)
Sappho’s Shadow Reading Ovid’s Heroides 15 as Reconstruction
Reading Ovid's Heroides 15 as Reconstruction By Clare Kearns     I. Introduction     Ovid’s Heroides are fundamentally paradoxical. As a collection of letters that take on the point of view of spurned mythological h (More)
“A Widow in the Halls”
An Examination of the Lamentations of Hector in the Iliad by Abhinav Suri   Background   Classical epics share many characteristics, among which is an expression of loss: lamentation.  From a literal perspective, a lamentation is a (More)
Travel Diary: the Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference
       By Rachel Winicov         Earlier this semester I had the opportunity to experience the study of Classics outside the walls of Penn. With the support of the Penn College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant program and the University of Tennes (More)
A Window’s View into Egyptian Society
        By Maria Murad         This window featured in the Penn Museum was once cemented in the walls of the Palace of Merenptah. The palace, along with the window, was built during Merenptah’s reign from 1213 to 1204 BCE in the Nineteenth Dynasty (More)
The Ethics of Excess: Food and Satire
       By Clare Kearns         Food and eating have always figured prominently in the work of satirists. That food plays upon the somatic realism of satire is evident, but the relationship between food and satire’s moral criticism is more slippery (More)
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