The Center for the Humanities is celebrating National Poetry Month with a new installment of Life/Lines, the daily poetry practice. Novice and published poets alike are invited to create short poems in response to an email prompt sent weekdays through the month, beginning April 1. All poems — in any language — will be published on our website. For more information, or to sign up for the daily prompt, click the button below.
Rule long and prosper: Advice for the ages, from the Sages
From Imperial Rome to the modern day, the writings of Plutarch, an ancient philosopher, scholar and biographer, have offered lessons on leadership. A new project by Zoe Stamatopoulou, associate professor of classics and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Humanities for the spring 2021 semester, singles out one of his lesser known works for closer analysis. Read on for more of Stamatopoulou’s “Plutarch’s Symposium of the Seven Sages: A Commentary and a Translation.”