Weekly Links 9.8.19

A weekly update of content from around the web including modern takes on the ancient world, material related to this past week’s articles, and a look at what our editorial staff is reading.

This week: 

On Plato and exclusion.

What to buy to look like a classics professor.

The end of the Roman Empire wasn’t that bad.

Honest academic job postings.

The sculptor who reconceives classical myths.

How writing undergrad papers for American students has become a lucrative job overseas.

Have extra textbooks or other Classics books lying around? Donate them to the Sportula’s free textbook exchange and help them connect with a student who needs them!

Donna Zuckerberg: On fake Emerson quotes; writing racist characters.

Sarah Scullin: On the college student who decoded the information hidden in Incan khipus; the poker game in The Parent Trap; the 50 best 1-star reviews of Goodnight Moon.

Yung In Chae: Jia Tolentino reviews Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, white fragility’s white problem, everything you ever wanted to know about the slip dress.

Tori Lee: On the millions of Americans who have to work two jobs; a glimpse into the life of a home health aide; the many requirements of hold music; the lab that studies rejection by rejecting its subjects; a touching piece from one twin to another; what your phone’s app organization says about you. 

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