Archive for the ‘Classics’ Category

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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Alexander the Great’s Dream of the Nemeses at Smyrna

Enamel Plaque of Alexander the Great, Limoges, Colin Nouailher atelier, c. 1540, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (Photo courtesy of Nelson Atkins Museum) By...

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Scythians in Central Asia

Scythians in Central Asia

Detail of Scythian gold pectoral from Tolstaya Mogila, Ordžonikidze (4th c. BCE) (Photo in public domain) By Aigerim Korzhumbayeva –  Once a former Soviet...

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