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The King, the Soldier, the Slain
By Sara Chopra   Iliad XXIV.477-512 τοὺς δ' ἔλαθ' εἰσελθὼν Πρίαμος μέγας, ἄγχι δ' ἄρα στὰς χερσὶν Ἀχιλλῆος λάβε γούνατα καὶ κύσε χεῖρας δεινὰς ἀνδροφόνους, αἵ οἱ πολέας κτάνον υἷας. ὡς δ' ὅτ' ἂν ἄνδρ' ἄτη πυκινὴ λάβῃ, ὅς τ' ἐνὶ πάτρ (More)
Damnatio Memoriae: On Facing, Not Forgetting, Our Past
By Mati Davis and Sara Chopra On a rainy July 1st day several weeks ago, a crowd gathered along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia to cheer on construction crews as they lifted and lowered a statue of the Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" (More)
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 Br (More)
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 More)
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 Bla (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. Whether it be c (More)
Barbarians: Ancient History, Reimagined
Laurence Rupp as Arminius in Netflix’s Barbarians. Credit: Netflix. Barbarians: Ancient History, Reimagined A Review of the New Netflix Series By Sara Chopra, Margaret Dunn, and Olivia Wells   When we encounter reimaginations of ancient (More)