In Response to: The Color of Classics [6]

Deborah Yaffe writes in her October 2021 cover story “The Color of Classics” as though students could only have been motivated to study classics in past years because of racism.  And I take it that that is also the view of her subject, Professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06.

Nowhere in her piece do the words “gay” and “homosexual” appear, even though I know the desire to study a culture where homosexuality was not stigmatized has for centuries been a major reason why people have studied the subject.