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Carro cura carere Re-evaluating the Roman Carrus By David Picker-Kille   I. Introduction As an aspiring classical archaeologist with an interest in Roman land transport, the recent groundbreaking discovery of the four-wheeled “chariot” at the Vi (More)
Athens: Cruel Imperial Power or Falsely Maligned?
Photo: Acropolis of Athens is a painting by Leo von Klenze Athens: Cruel Imperial Power or Falsely Maligned? An Analysis of Greek Perceptions of Athenian Hegemonic Behavior By: Andrew Liu   I. Introduction The Greek victory over the Pers (More)
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. (More)
Aphrodisias
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 (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)
The Limits of Ancestral Wealth and Power in Ancient Greece
       By Shiri Gross         Though historians have often argued that hereditary power and wealth played a critical role in defining an individual’s prospects in Ancient Greek society, there is ample evidence against this conclusion. The prevalen (More)
“Ther nys a bettre knight”: Hector as a Medieval Knightly Ideal
By William H. Weiss Introduction         In his famous work recounting the Hundred Years’ War, Chronicles, Jean Froissart writes of two interesting episodes that any reader could easily overlook. The first appears in Book III where he details the B (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)
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