THE HISTORIAN HERODOTUS gives us one of the earliest account of the motives behind inquiry and discovery: “lest what humanity has brought forth fade away and great and wondrous deeds lose their fame”. That quality of wonder lies at the beginning of every intellectual commitment. more
Yannis Hamilakis Speaks at "The Place of Greece" Reading Group
On February 22, Yannis Hamilakis will discuss readings from his book The Nation and Its Ruins and recent work in the Postclassicisms reading series “The Place of Greece”.
Joshua Katz has received a prestigious “Chaire Internationale 2018” from the Laboratoire d’excellence “Fondaments Empiriques de la Linguistique” in Paris and will be giving a series of four seminars in January–February 2018 on the subject “Marginal Linguistic Phenomena.”
The Princeton Classics Club announces the first annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics with a competitive yet friendly contest. Prof. Dan-el Padilla Peralta will deliver the keynote address.
Rome’s kings have been interpreted in many ways – as Indo-European prototypes, genuinely remembered heroes of the archaic city, inventions of mid-Republican families on the make, foils for desp…