Descendants of Achilles: White Supremacist Narratives about Greek Antiquity

The ancient Greeks are very important to the contemporary white supremacists whose work I document on my website Pharos (pharosclassics.vassar.edu). They regard the ancient Greeks as genetic and spiritual ancestors of modern white people. For them, the philosophical, literary, artistic, and political accomplishments of the Greeks are […]

Antiracism Workshops

On November 10th and 11th, 2020, the Haverford Classics Department hosted a pair of workshops showcasing antiracist work in our field. These workshops were inspired by the teach-ins held during the fall 2020 strike. If you have trouble accessing any […]

Haverford Classics Strike Statement

November 3rd, 2020 As members of the Department of Classics we write to express our outrage at the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., our condemnation of institutionalized violence against Black communities and individuals, and our continuing commitment to anti-racist action. […]