Classics in Conversation
Pt. 1 of “Classics in Conversation” tackles the etymology of the discipline and how we can ensure its relevance in a modern classroom.
“Deviant” Representation & Narrative Reclamation
Written by Justin Biggi. The Dionysian frescoes housed in Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries have confused scholars since their discovery. Yet, work by artists involved in the Visual AIDS collective may offer one route to interpreting these Ancient frescoes.
The Germanic Horse Guards of the Julio-Claudian Emperors
Written by Alex Smith. The Praetorian Guard are often the primary focus of discussion surrounding the private protectors of emperors, but there was actually a more personal body of soldiers who guarded emperors. Here, Alex Smith takes a look at the Germanic guards who are often overshadowed.
Written by Justin Biggi. “What is in a name? Start it like this, Muse. Sing it like it is. Or I will sing it for you…”
Philosophers of Cosmology in Ancient Greece: The Milesians
Written by Kat Jivkova. The Ancient Greeks have been typically associated with philosophy, yet what do they have to say about cosmology? The Milesian philosophers offer insight into early thought on the Universe.
The Haunting of House Atreides
Written by Justin Biggi. The skene functioned as the space between theatre and playing area in Greek theatre. But, what were its metaphorical meanings? In what ways did it resemble a meta-theatrical haunted house?
“Let them Hate as Long as They Fear”: The Madness of Gaius Caligula
Written by Tristan Craig. Few Roman emperors invoke visceral reaction like Caligula. Infamous for supposedly naming his horse a consul and trying to “bridge” the Bay of Baiae, what lies behind the image of Caligula? How should his “madness” best be approached?