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Euthyphro by Plato (trans. G.M.A. Grube)

While heading to court to answer charges of corrupting the youth, Socrates meets up with Euthyphro who is reporting his father for murder. Many believe Euthyphro crazy to prosecute his own father. 895 more words

Cheating with the Greeks.

Ok, I’ll ‘fess up, while I may be earnestly hacking at the rockface of Proust, I picked Sophocles’ ‘The Theban Plays’ to write about because I studied them at school. 367 more words


Some Classics to Explore

Thermopylae(480 B.C.)

Persians by Aeschylus (472 B.C.)

Histories by Herodotus (450 to 420 B.C.)

Herodotus—The Histories

Antigone by Sophocles (441 B.C.)

Peloponnesian War… 113 more words


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