The Ortelian Society

John Martin's Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon

"Alles, was tief ist, liebt die Maske.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

The Ortelian Society (OS) is Northeastern University’s premier undergraduate society dedicated to Classical and heterodox thought.

The OS devotes itself to the investigation of the heterodox ideas underexplored or altogether ignored by the wider liberal arts programs (including both the sciences and humanities; Darwin and climate change deserve as much opposition as the progressive orthodoxy underlying the humanities). Our aim is to cultivate genuinely independent thinkers who will grow into virtuous leaders. (from "Why the Ortelian Society?")

Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Socrates


The OS occasionally publishes articles by its members, which are available here.

Jan Matejko's Astronomer Copernicus, also called Conversations with God