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Translating the Classics

A visit with Daniel Hooley, Professor of Classics

By Tammy Ritterskamp
Published: - Topics: imagination history Roman satire Persius theory

How the classics have influenced our culture

Topics: classics culture

For a long time the classics were thought of as foundational texts of western culture. Hooley sees the role of classics now as “one body of relatively coherent, related texts that constitute a tradition in themselves.” He says they have become the intellectual currency of our culture and are “great to think with.”