Daniel Paul, PhD student at Fordham University and graduate of Cambridge and Oxford, recently gave another talk in his engaging lecture series, “Controversial Leaders of Antiquity.” He began his talk by playing a short clip from the popular television program Game of Thrones and asking the audience to remark on her leadership strategies. Daniel then went on to say that Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, shared many leadership traits with The Mother of Dragons. So what do Daenerys Stormborn and Augustus have in common?
Ben Lang, Rome '14, recounts our visit to the Basilica of Saint Agnes, built atop vast catacombs that spanned miles underground and contained thousands of graves!
A magnifico trip! Charlie Himmelrich, Rome '14, recaps our two weeks in Rome...
Peter Silverman, Rome '14 describes our day at Ostia Antica, the ancient port city of Rome!
The ruins in Herculaneum enthralled me in a way that was different than the other sites we've visited, by Liu Han Sheng (Boreas), Pompeii '14.
My experience at Pompeii was amazing as it incorporated two seemingly juxtaposing subjects, science and history, into one site, by Sabrina Slagowitz, Pompeii '14.
Today we depart from Florence and head back to the United States. By Juliet J., Florence '14.
Sarah Glasfeld, Florence '14, writes about "Dante's Florence."