Archive for the ‘Classics’ Category

No Pain, No Gain: On Reading Sappho and Beyond

Gustav Klimt, Music, 1895 (image public domain) By Malia Maxwell – To read the poet Sappho (Archaic Greek, 7th-6th c. BCE) is to embrace painful incompletion....

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Hannibal’s Elephants

Image Courtesy of Jean-Pascal Jospin, Laura Dalaine Hannibal et les Alpes: une traversee in mythe, 2011 By Patrick Hunt – Anyone with some imagination about...

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When the Past Mattered: The University Collection of Plaster Casts at Munich University

Athena Parthenon model with cast of Athena Parthenios statue, Ludwig Maxmilians University Museum, Munich (image courtesy LMU, 2017) By Andrea Galdy –  German...

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Furies to Juries: A Tale of Four Cities

W.-A. Bouguereau, The Remorse of Orestes, 1862 (public domain, courtesy of Chrysler Museum of Art)   By Walter Borden, M.D. –  “Revenge is a...

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Father of Tuscan Archaeology: Winckelmann in Florence

Bronze Chimera of Arezzo, ca 400 BCE, Cosimo I Medici Estate, Archaeological Museum, Florence (photo P. Hunt, 2014)  By Andrea Gáldy –  WINCKELMANN, FIRENZE...

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Hebrew Poetry and Word Play in Genesis 1:1-2

Berei’shit “In the beginning” opening word in Hebrew scripture or Old Testament Genesis. By Patrick Hunt –  While this is not in any way...

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Looking Glass: Classical Psychology and Law Since Solon and Aeschylus

 Orestes Going After His Mother Clytemnestra to Kill Her, 5th c. BCE Red-Figure vase, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston By Walter Borden, M.D. Clytemnestra: “But blood...

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Archaeology of the Law: Antonio Agustín’s Antiquarian Interests

  Mosaic Image of Justinian, 6th. c, from San Vitale, Ravenna (Image in public domain) By Andrea M. Gáldy – Archbishop Antonio Agustín y Albanel (1517-1586)...

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Dreams and the Psyche Through an Ancient Lens

John Singer Sargent, Atlas and the Hesperides, 1922-5, Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Image in public domain) Katherine Joplin –  The study of the psyche is...

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Petrarch’s Virgil: Simone Martini’s Frontispiece Examined

Simone Martini, Frontispiece to Petrarch’s Virgil, ca. 1344, 29.5 x 20 cm, Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Image in public domain) By Patrick Hunt Francesco Petrarch’s...

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