classics

Making Homer and Vergil Optional at Oxford Won't 'Diversify' Classics

Making Homer and Vergil Optional at Oxford Won't 'Diversify' Classics

When I was in sixth grade, the English teachers at my New York all-girls’ school started revamping the decades-old curriculum. First, they cut The Catcher in the Rye (too masculine), then they cut Jane Eyre (too feminine), and finally, much to my dismay, they cut Homer. I had been looking

Solveig Lucia Gold
Solveig Lucia Gold
classics
How I was Kicked Out of the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting

How I was Kicked Out of the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting

I am a Classics Ph.D. who recently attended the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS—formerly the American Philological Association), a yearly conference that provides papers on classical subjects and interviews for academic positions. I now regret doing so since some remarks I made at

Mary Frances Williams
Mary Frances Williams
classics
Is Western Civilization a Thing?

Is Western Civilization a Thing?

This is part two of a four-part series on the classics. Part three will be published tomorrow.  Is Western Civilization even a thing? That may seem like an odd question, but it’s one that anyone who talks about Western Civilization these days will eventually have to face because a

James Kierstead
James Kierstead
classics