Tag: Julius Caesar

Romans and the Other

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus" Ancient Rome can be … Continue reading Romans and the Other

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Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101

For a long time, I hated Shakespeare.  I found him too derivative of ancient stories. It wasn't until the last few years that I have begun to appreciate his plays because I had learned about the ancient idea of imitatio: the idea of showing off one's skill by showing how closely one keeps to the original text, and … Continue reading Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101