The Mirror of Antiquity
By Curtis Dozier
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.
||Clean7 - Society for Classical Studies 2018||Conversations from the annual meeting of professional Classical scholars about what's exciting in the study of Greco-Roman antiquity||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Vassar College Seniors 2018||What the study of antiquity means to five seniors graduating from Vassar College with degrees in Greek and Roman Studies||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - The Punk Lexicon - Joshua Sosin||Loud music, 27 hours on a bike, and a crowd-sourced translation of a giant ancient dictionary||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - The Invention of Europe - Nancy Bisaha||On the origin of the idea of “Europe” and of anti-Islamic rhetoric. You may be surprised to learn which one came first.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - The Lost World - Matthew Wright||How do you study a world that's been almost entirely lost? And when you do, what do you notice about the loss of our own cultural heritage? With Matthew Wright (University of Exeter).||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - Revolution and Regret - Carolyn Dewald||Looking back on a life of activism through the lens of Herodotus and Thucydides, with Carolyn Dewald (Bard College).||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - Translating the Past - Rachel Kitzinger||What is it like to be the person who attempts to give those who don't know Ancient Greek access to Greek tragedies? A conversation with translator Rachel Kitzinger (Vassar College).||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Mirror of Antiquity Promo||Introducing The Mirror of Antiquity: Where we see ourselves in the study of the ancient world||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast!
I'm always really excited to see that a new episode is out! Curtis does such a wonderful job of weaving a narrative line through these fascinating and wonderful interviews. I have recommended this podcast to several of my students and they have all had glowing praise after they listened (the Invention of the West episode in particular was a big hit with a student who had just returned from Turkey and was thinking through a lot of those same issues). The production value is high and the quality of ideas -- from the host and guests -- is really top notch. So glad this exists!!
Great new podcast!
This podcast may be about antiquity but it is always relevant to right now. The long view of history as it relates to our current world is fascinating. I've loved all the episodes I've listened to but especially The Lost World.
Episode 5 amazing
Thank you so much for doing episode 5. It’s been a tough year - thank you for shedding light in these awful political times. This is exactly how history and humanism can matter in the now! Thank you!