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Curated by modern classicist Cindy Calder, founder of Calder Classics, our blog covers anything from play reviews of adapted Classics to archeological finds to personal interactions with the Classics. We dissect how Greek and Latin can discipline and inform the mind, we retell myths from the past and we delve again into the debates of the ancients. Aiming to shed light on why we study the subject, we look at the places where modern life and the Classics intersect and inspire.

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First Day in Rome!

Calder Classics: Reading Latin + Ancient History takes on its first day in Rome, complete with history, Livy, and gelato!

What Do Daenerys Targaryen and Augustus Have in Common?

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?

Prep for Prep Partnership

We are proud of our continued partnership with Prep for Prep, a highly successful organization that identifies promising students from diverse New York City neighborhoods and places them in leading independent day and boarding schools.

Why Study Latin?
10 Words to Wow Your Teachers This Fall

Calder Classics suggests 10 words with Latin origins to impress your teachers.

Our trip to Nîmes
Bon soir from Avignon!

Read the first update on our Gallic adventures in and around Avignon!

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