The University Bookman: The Epistolary Petrarch
An article shared on the Paideia Institute's Online Public Classics Archive
The truth about the Amazons – the real Wonder Women
Since the epics of the Homeric poets, there have been tales of the mysterious, war-like Amazon women. The myth is...
Army turns to Greek tragedy to help troops open up about PTSD
The Army is experimenting with performances of Greek tragedy to try to get soldiers to open up about the psychological...
Handmaid’s Tale: The Strange History of “Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum”
The key to unlocking this phrase’s origins might be in its final word.
When Actors Mixed Politics and Comedy in Ancient Rome
Laughter was one way to challenge authority, but it could also mean risking your life
Ovid's Metamorphoses is the ultimate sourcebook for artists
Having fired the imaginations of artists since the Renaissance, Ovid’s epic mythological poem Metamorphoses has undergone many transformations of its...
Writer David Vann on Greek tragedy, violence and Donald Trump
David Vann writes black-humoured and fascinating stories about people in crisis.
Not Lucian’s Lucian
Lucian’s Dialogues of the Gods, translated by H. & F. Fowler & W. Tooke, edited by Nicholas Jeeves.
Trump Versus Clinton, According to Aristophanes
In a production at Barnard, the ancient Greek satirist’s play about the dangers of demagogy is retooled around the current...
Wargaming in the Classroom: An Odyssey
Several years ago, as a new professor at the Marine Corps War College, I spent a huge amount of time...