Class (tagged articles)
Hayley E. Tartell - The defining characteristics of Odysseus in classical literature are interpreted in wildly different ways by different authors: he is portrayed as a hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, a villain in Sophocles’ Philoctetes, a self-serving opportunist in Sophocles... Keep Reading »
Paul Hay - It is common to think of mythical heroes as being "larger than life." The stories of their legendary pursuits put these warriors on a level above that of the mere common man. The cosmic insignificance of the normal human being is also suggested through the study of... Keep Reading »
Dana M. Plank - With these haunting final words, the young queen of Virgil's Aeneid, Dido, takes her life on a flaming pyre of her lover's belongings. The death of Dido is one of the most poignant moments in classical literature. Dido begins as an independent queen who rules Carthage... Keep Reading »
Sujay Kulshrestha - In the Aeneid, Virgil depicts the struggle of the newly displaced Trojans to find a new home, under the leadership of Aeneas. The Trojans, having only recently lost the Trojan War to the Greeks, travel in search of a new home, eventually settling in Italy−to... Keep Reading »
Sujay Kulshrestha - Reading Greek plays provides valuable insight into the relationships between gods and humans. While both gods and humans have fairly similar personalities Greek gods have a certain amount of power that, given motivation from an arrogant mortal, they are all too willing... Keep Reading »
The keyword Class is tagged in the following 14 articles.
Power and Transgression in Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure: Artifice and Ideology as Tools of the Elite
Examining Intersectionality: The Conflation of Race, Gender, and Class in Individual and Collective Identities
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