Archive for Sean Easton
This is from NYT’s ‘The Stone Links’ from a few months back (Aug. 22, 2012 to be exact). It’s background is the sentencing (to a 2 year prison term) of the 3 members of the punk band Pussy Riot in response to their leaping onto an altar in a Russian Orthodox church during services and [...]
From the intro to the piece: “Live like a Stoic! Week: 26 November to 3 December. An interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, philosophers and classicists are working together to find out the uses of stoicism for the modern day and you can too, by taking part in Stoic Week.” The link is here.
A modern Roman cat colony finds that it has run afoul of archaeologists. The rest is here.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been captivated by, if not quite the Homeric question, at least a close cousin to it. If Odysseus was ever in any sense real, where was his Ithaca? Or if he wasn’t, but his Ithaca was, where was it? Not in the same place as the modern Ithaca, [...]
Greg Kaster from History brought this interesting article to faculty attention. It notes that the business world is in fact showing greater interest than ever in hiring humanities majors. The link is here.