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Lepage Center Roundtable: “White Supremacy and Classical Athens: A Turning Point?”

On October 6th, 2021 Pharos Director Curtis Dozier joined Rebecca Futo Kennedy and Jackie Murray at Villanova University’s Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest for a roundtable discussion on the topic of “White Supremacy and Classical Athens.” The event was part of the center’s “Turning Points in History” series for 2021-22.

Temple University Lecture: “Hateful Classicism: Greco-Roman Antiquity in the White Ethnonationalist Imagination”

Land Acknowledgement: Pharos is researched, written, and published online at Vassar College, an institution situated in the homeland of the Munsee Lenape people, who lived here for thousands of years before the arrival of European colonists. Please read more. On September 22nd, 2021, Pharos Director Curtis Dozier delivered a lecture entitled “Hateful Classicism: Greco-Roman Antiquity […]

Announcing Resources for Teachers on Pharos

BY CURTIS DOZIER, DIRECTOR OF PHAROS The murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020 brought national attention to the Movement for Black Lives and its demand for justice for Black people in the United States. However, as most people of color already knew, Floyd’s murder was no isolated incident: 164 Black people were killed by police in the United States in the first eight […]

The Third Year of Pharos

by Curtis Dozier, Director of Pharos 2020 has been a year in which the increasing visibility and influence of overtly white supremacist groups in the United States continued, including those whose use of Greco-Roman antiquity Pharos documents. But it was also the year that a police officer murdered George Floyd (and many other Black people) and […]

Report: White Supremacy and the Past and Future of Classics Roundtable

“The heartbeat of racism is denial. The heartbeat of anti-racism is confession.” -Ibram X. Kendi Twenty classical scholars gathered at the 2020 Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting to brainstorm a list of ways that the discipline of Classics has been and continues to be complicit in white supremacy. Participants included graduate students, high school […]

SCS Roundtable: White Supremacy and the Past and Future of Classics

Update: Pharos has published a report summarizing the conversation at the roundtable described below. Original Announcement: At this year’s Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., Pharos Director Curtis Dozier will moderate a roundtable discussion entitled “White Supremacy and the History and Future of Classics” from 12:15 to 1:45PM on Saturday, January 3rd […]

Update to the Onomasticon of Classical Pseudonyms and Avatars – December 2019

In the year since we announced our “Onomasticon of Classical Pseudonyms and Avatars,” it has become one of the most visited pages on Pharos. In this update to the database, we’ve added four new pseudonyms from some of the largest hate sites that Pharos has documented: A Breitbart “Virgil” who reviewed Gibbon’s Decline and Fall […]

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