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Elizabeth Bobrick has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Missouri, and at Wesleyan University, where she is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classical Studies. She can be contacted at ebobrick@wesleyan.edu.

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11/06/2017Elizabeth Bobrick
This article was originally published in Amphora 11.1. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current SCS blog conventions. At the entrance of the maximum security prison where I taught Greek tragedy was a wooden plaque in the shape of a shield. It was emblazoned with a motto: Non sum qualis eram. Apart from its incongruity in this place of no Latin and less Greek, the motto struck me as equally a declaration of failure and of hope. The men inside were not what they once were. What were they now? I knew very little about my students at Cheshire Correctional Institute. I’d...

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