Connecting Modern Societies to Ancient Worlds
Ancient Office Hours Podcast - Latest Episodes
September 28, 2022
Dr. Victoria Austen
Dr. Victoria Austen, a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton College, joins Lexie to discuss her decision to drop Latin before pursuing a Classics degree, her interest in literary gardens and liminal spaces rather than physical ones, and her thoughts on statues and the meaning of monumentality.
September 14, 2022
Dr. Amy Pistone
Dr. Amy Pistone, a professor of Classics at Gonzaga University, joins Lexie to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of heavily favouring one ancient culture, the opposition to scholars comparing the ancient and modern world, her love for ancient tragedies, and why the Pax Americana is the new Ozymandias.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Debra Trusty
Dr. Debra Trusty, a lecturer in Classics at the University of Iowa, joins Lexie to discuss how being a foodie led to specializing in ancient cooking ware, about the need for an ancient version of the “Great British Baking Show”, debate whether arts or science developed first, and how she got science funding for the humanities.