What would Plato do? Greek Thought in US Politics

As the 2016 US Presidential election campaign continues to confound forecasters, recent PhD student and Teaching Affiliate John Bloxham discusses¬†classics and American politics. Looking at American politics through the prism of Greek philosophy probably struck a few people as a waste of time when I started my PhD on the reception of Greek thought in …

CA report: Legacies of Greek Political Thought in America

CA conference: Legacies of Greek Political Thought in America¬†   Nottingham PhD student John Bloxham reports on a panel at the recent CA conference in Nottingham.   For a postgraduate student, of a nervous temper, being asked to convene a panel was cause for a little anxiety. But with the panel taking place at the …

Happy birthday Marcus Aurelius!

In a new occasional series, Nottingham PhD student Will Leveritt posts his own photos of coins to reflect on significant anniversaries. 1893 years ago today, on the 26th of April A.D. 121,¬† the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome. On the obverse of the coin we see the laureate head …