Letter from the Editors

WINTER 2016 Vol. 1, No. 1

Dear Readers,

It is our pleasure to bring Persephone back to the land of the living after a protracted, chthonic residency of nearly three years.  In order that she may spread her bounty as far as possible, we have decided to relocate her to the worldwide web. This new medium will allow us to post articles with greater frequency and, in so doing, increase dialogue among undergraduate classical scholars at universities and colleges across the globe.

We have selected articles that we feel reflect the tremendous breadth of our colleagues’ research. These articles address topics that range from Platonic philosophy, to medieval law codes, to verse translations and beyond. The swathe of institutions from which we have solicited articles is likewise diverse; our contributing authors attend schools all over the world, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and Brown University.

We hope you enjoy the Winter 2016 edition of Persephone and that you find the web format convenient and pleasing. It has been an honor working on these articles with our peers, and a privilege standing at the helm of Persephone.


Talia Boylan and Nicholas Ackert,

Co-Editors in Chief