Their Spirit Longed for War

In the late 19th century, when the German Empire had just been formed, a railway engineer excavated the city of Pergamon in what is modern-day Turkey. There he discovered an ancient sacrificial altar and took it with him to Berlin. Built to represent the Attalid dynasty’s power in the Second century BC, the temple symbolised

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Glenn Most on The Bacchae

In a guest lecture for the BA1 and AY Core Course, ECLA was glad to welcome one of today’s most distinguished classicists. Glenn Most received his BA from Harvard in 1972, continued his studies in Oxford for his MA and received his M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1978. Simultaneously, he received another Ph.D.

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“Just don’t sleep.”

What was originally meant to be a humorous remark by one ECLA instructor during the Academic Orientation Session—the first real encounter with members of the faculty—soon became a creed to the students. Too tempting were the sign-up sheets for Berlin Weekend, and too interesting were all the many new people around, to leave time for a

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