Ancient World, Modern Perspectives
He was a high school teacher in Edina, MN for eleven years teaching Latin, Greek, Russian, and Italian. In 1967, he became a Classics professor at the U of MN. He held that…
Summer 2020 News & Highlights from the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies
Professor Andrew Gallia reflects on Thucydides account of an Athens Plague
Although Euripides’ Bacchae is ancient, its lessons on political power, religion, sexuality, and fear are increasingly pertinent in modern society. Aaron Poochigian uses this…
Associate Professor Eva von Dassow reflects on the Hittites' response to a plague in 14th BCE as part of a series that offers a historical perspective on epidemics.
Patricia Ahearne-Kroll, Associate Professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures at the University of Minnesota, discusses ways in which…
Laura Lieber, Professor of Religious Studies and Classical Studies at Duke University, discusses Esther's theatrical treatments.