CLASSICS CULTURE

---Salvete and χαῖρετε!---


Welcome to the Classics Corner! Brought to you by two high school classics students, the Classics Corner is here to branch Latin and Ancient Greek to the modern world, proving that although these languages may be considered “dead,” they are still fascinating and relevant, now more than ever. Just think, over 60 percent of all English words have either Ancient Greek or Latin roots. In fact, you probably already know some of these famous phrases or comments, including Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) and εὕρηκα (Eureka – I have found it)! Ancient Roman and Greek cultural influence so many aspects of our lives, and here at the Classics Corner, we can talk about all things classics-related! Read on to join Fedra, a 5th-year Latin student and native Greek speaker, and Sarah, a 5th year Latin and 2nd-year Ancient Greek student, to navigate how these classical languages impact us today.

OUR  ARTICLES

Book Recommendations

“Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities."

Movie Recommendations

“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues."

Landmarks

“The word 'Landmark' is from the old English 'Landmearc', meaning 'an object in the landscape which, by its conspicuousness, serves as a guide in the directions of one's course"

Dressing Within the Bounds

“Clothing and Conformity in Elegiac Poetry (Classics) by Beatrice Moyers."

Catullus vs. Ovid

“Poetry and the Minotaur (Classics): by Liat Arginteanu."

The ancient Greeks effectively infused the values of glory, loyalty, intelligence, and hospitality into their culture.