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Greece in the News: The Folly of Pentheus

A particularly compelling article appeared recently in the Chronicle on underage drinking.  The author, Rob Goodman, boldly remarks that the most important book for new college students to read might be Euripides’ … 1,519 more words


"The one that rises"

The memory that I have from reading  Nikos Kazantzakis -or as they write in Greek, Νίκος Καζαντζάκης- books  goes back to a decade ago when I was in high school and I read  309 more words

Recent Work

It’s been a very busy year in the Honors College, as we adjust to new growth in our programs. But I’ve been pleased to see some things to completion (for full publication details, see my… 1,162 more words

Aeschylus on Conscience: Why We Read Aeschylus Part II

Aside from its immense-attention grabbing power, the title of this post also serves as an effective reminder to those skeptics among you (you doubters, ye of little faith!) that when we, (i.e. 1,401 more words

Classical Education

Homer Said

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

— The Iliad, Homer.


Help with Fragments, Part 2: Jacoby (Hard Copy)

When it comes to collections of Latin historical fragments, there are a bunch of different options. In Greek, there’s Jacoby. In this post, I’m going to be offering help for using the multivolume hardcover version  920 more words

General Resources

Yannis Ritsos: Poetics of Exile and Internment as Martyria

In the Greek, a martyras is a witness in the common sense of the word we use in English, someone who experienced an event and is able to offer information either informally, at the legal level through testifying, or both; a martyras can also mean, specifically in the nomenclature of orthodox Christian historiography, someone who refuses apostasy under threat of death, surrendering her life in the name of faith and acquiring sainthood. 849 more words