News & Events

  • This fall the Classics Department is delighted to welcome two additional visiting faculty members: Afroditi Manthati-Angelopoulou, who is a specialist in Greek poetry and theater, and Emilia Barbiero, who specializes in Latin literature with a particular interest in the comedies of Plautus.

    Professor Barbiero has previously taught at New York University and the University of Toronto, where she received her doctorate in 2014. She is a particular fan of ancient letter-writing, both as...

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  • Save the date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    *Rockefeller 001, 4:30 pm (*location and time subject to change)

    Title: Framing Victory: Salamis, the Athenian Acropolis, and the Agora
    Description: Although long considered the most significant architectural project of Classical Athens, the Periklean building program still has much to reveal. In questioning modern conventions of viewing buildings on the Acropolis, Framing...

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  • The Department of Classics offers a broad range of courses in Greek and Latin language and literature; Greek and Latin literature in English translation; Greek and Roman history, archaeology, mythology, philosophy, and religion; and Modern Greek. Most of our classes have 25 students or fewer.

    Study of the Classics can be an ideal undergraduate liberal arts program for individuals preparing for careers in a wide variety of professions. We work closely with our students in developing...

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  • When Classics Professor Roberta Stewart began reading war stories with veterans, it was less a professional undertaking than a passion project she’d dreamt up during a reflective moment in her career. She had been teaching Latin, Greek, and ancient history at Dartmouth for 18 years when she decided in 2008 to embark on what she has since called ...

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  • While students here are approaching finals, Julie Hruby is leading a group of students on the Greece FSP (foreign studies program). The academic focus of the Greek foreign study program is the archeology, art and history of Greece. The classroom consists actually in the process of being excavated, and numerous museums housing some of the world's finest collections of ancient Classical art. Extensive traveling familiarizes the student not only with Greece's past but also with its present, its...

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  • Friday, May 25, 2017, Reed Hall, room 108, 4:00 pm

    Reception to follow in Reed Hall, room 322

    The Theme You Left in Death": Between Euripides and Heidegger

    In my honors thesis I consider the philosophical ramifications of death and dying in Euripides’ Alcestis. What is the status of a life when death is imminent? How do senses of ambiguity, necessity, and obligation complicate this question? What does it mean to die for another, and how does Alcestis’ resurrection at the...

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  • During the first week of May, the department welcomes Sean McConnell of the University of Otago. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Prof. McConnell specializes in Roman philosophy, with a particular interest in the interface of philosophy and politics at Rome during the decline and fall of the Roman republic. His book Philosophical Life in Cicero's Letters appeared from Cambridge University Press in 2014.

    During his visit, Prof. McConnell will lead a session for...

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  • Prof. Patrick Glauthier joins the Classics Department in Fall of 2017 as an Assistant Professor specializing in Latin literature. A graduate of Columbia University, Prof. Glauthier has worked especially on the emergence and development of scientific theory in Rome, concentrating on such works as Vergil’s Georgics, Manilius’s Astronomica, and Pliny’s Natural History. His current book project is called The Scientific Sublime in Imperial Rome: Manilius, Seneca,...

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  • Julie Hruby has been honored with one of the highly competitive CompX Faculty Grants from the Neukom Institute. Prof. Hruby will be funded for a project she is pursuing jointly with Mark McPeek of the Biology Department. Titled "Associating Fingerprint Patterns with Age and Sex: A Quantifiable Approach," the project is described as follows:

    "Hundreds of thousands of archaeological artifacts from around the world...

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  • Suzanne Lye on Latin 1 and Dartmouth Learning Fellows

    A few minutes after class begins, I step into the Carson 61 classroom to see what’s happening. The students are already abuzz, divided into three learning teams and rapidly dissecting Latin phrases on the board. Interruptions are frequent as students yell across the room to one another with new ideas and corrections, or to flag down the instructor, Dr. Suzanne Lye, to pepper her with questions. The scene is not so much chaotic as...

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