From the late 1800s, Chicagoans from all walks of life and with widely varying measures of familiarity with the classical sources have found elements of the ancient past useful for making meaningful contributions to their own struggles and ventures. The Classicizing Chicago Project is building a digital archive of examples of this cultural mingling across time and space.
News & Events
Reginald Gibbons' new critical book, How Poems Think, with four chapters on the curious persistence of ancient poetics in the modern world, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2015.
Professor Robert Wallace will publish two books, Reconstructing Damon and a commentary on Aristotle's Constitution of the Athenians translated into modern Greek by Chloe Balla..
The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide brings together history and artistic representation to show the Forum as it might have been.