Archive for November, 2012

Stoic Week is here!

From the intro to the piece: “Live like a Stoic! Week: 26 November to 3 December. An interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, philosophers and classicists are working together to find out the uses of stoicism for the modern day and you can too, by taking part in Stoic Week.”   The link is here.

Janella Reiswig’s Latin/Roman Holiday

Senior Janella Reiswig recounts her experience living the Roman life.  The espresso, the monuments, the…LATIN?!  yep. Here she is… ********* “This summer I was honored with the chance to study abroad in Italy with the Living Latin in Rome program though Princeton University. Not only did I get to live my dream by visiting Italy […]

Citizens United and the Roman Republic

An article inSlate compares the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case (on unlimited campaign donations) to the campaign finance system that ran the Roman Republic into the ground.  Some serious food for thought here. “How Political Campaign Spending Brought Down the Roman Republic”   “If Cato, Cicero, or Julius Caesar were here today, […]

Rome, Cats, and Ruins

A modern Roman cat colony finds that it has run afoul of archaeologists. The rest is here.