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Justin Lorenzo Biggi received his BA in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College in 2019. He is currently working on his Masters by Research at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests focus on the intersection of language, society, and culture, and how the language of epigraphy can be used as a tool for better understanding the identity of the Athenian citizen in the 5th century BCE.

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08/29/2019Justin Biggi
In March of 2019, Jordan Peele's Us was released in theaters. Much like his previous project, Get Out (2017), Us took the horror world by storm. Unlike Get Out, whose direct references to U.S. racism were the foundation of the plot, Peele left Us intentionally vague; allowing for a flurry of online theories to be born as to what his intended meaning may have been. To those with a knowledge of ancient philosophy, however, Us appeared to be a modern horror version of Plato's allegory of the cave. The plot of Us is a summertime comedy gone awry, with the Wilson family finding itself pursued...

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