Tag Archives: Classics

In Defense of Classical Studies


“What did you major in?” “Classical Studies.” “…Oh.  Interesting.  What does that mean?” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had that conversation since graduation (one year and one day ago).  To be honest, I had it several times … Continue reading

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The Shining Marbled City

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  I’ll start with a linguistic fact today.  The origin of the word marble comes from – you guessed it – Greek; marmaros (μαρμαρος) means ‘shining stone’. It’s quite fitting, then, that I should be writing about Athens today.  I … Continue reading

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