Welcome to Classics

post bacc welcomeClassics is the investigation of the life and cultural expressions of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Today, Rutgers finds itself in the forefront of some of the most vital areas of inquiry: constructions of ethnicity, sexuality, and freedom; performance of music, drama, and poetry; democracy, tyranny, and resistance to inequality; the social dimensions of law; academic and popular philosophy; and the culture of athletics.

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Rediscovering Our Humanity: Reading the Classics Behind Bars

Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower moderates a public conversation with mass incarceration survivors Nafeesah Goldsmith and Marquis McCray. The program includes excerpts from Greek tragedies to ground the discussion about the role of the emotions in our lives, and the Humanity we all share. The ancient works serve as an opening for dialogue regarding the life of the incarcerated before, during, and after prison, and the interconnectedness between all of us that storytelling and classical literature can bring to light.