Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?
The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.
Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food
Students at the University of Toronto in Canada recently had the chance to dine on ancient Greek and Roman food during an "Ancient Food Day" hosted by the university. About 40 or so students tried delicacies enjoyed by the Greeks...
Plato’s Republic at a Glance
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...
British University Censors Ancient Greek Poem for Domestic Violence
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...
Removal of Greek, Latin at Princeton Sparks Debate on Classics in the US
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 Removes Greek, Latin for Classics Majors to Combat Racism
Princeton University decided recently to remove Greek and Latin for Classics majors to combat - what it called- institutional racism.
Friendship Leads to $300,000 Donation for Ancient Greek at Australian University
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...