Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato, the old saying goes. And The Republic (c. 375 BCE), featuring Plato’s teacher, Socrates, in dialogue with several friends, is unquestionably central to Plato’s thought. There are few subjects that Plato’s...
The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.
A British university censored an ancient Greek poem with references to violence against women in order to not upset students, the London Times reported on Monday. According to the report, the work, called "Types of Women" -- which is more...
The recent decision by Princeton University to remove Greek and Latin requirements for Classics majors to combat -- what it called -- institutional racism, has sparked a lively debate among academic circles in the US. In May, faculty members approved...
Princeton University decided recently to remove Greek and Latin for Classics majors to combat - what it called- institutional racism.
The friendship begun in the 1960s between a Hong Kong boarding school student and a lecturer in the Classics has led to a $300,000 donation toward establishing an endowed lectureship in ancient Greek languages. The scholarship and projected lectureship post...