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  • No prequisites!
    WGST 21.01/CLST 11.12. Slaves, Wives and Concubines: Did Roman Women Have a History? (SOC/CI)
    at 10A hour
    This course is about the heterogeneous lived experience of women (slaves, freed slaves, lawful wives, daughters, prostitutes) during the Roman Republic and Empire. Roman women built and immortalized themselves and their families in funerary and civic monuments, endowing institutions like schools, and sometimes had coins bearing their portraits.

  • “I don’t expect to collect a whole lot of honorary degrees, so this was very cool,” says archaeologist Jeremy Rutter, the Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and professor emeritus of classical studies, of the honorary doctorate he recently accepted from Uppsala University in Sweden. “It’s a recognition from a peer group that is very special. I feel great about it...

  • 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...

  • Save the Date:

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Location and time: TBD
    Mary T. Boatwright, Duke University

    Areas of expertise:  Roman history, especially the social and political history of the Empire; Roman women; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Latin historiography


  • The You That is You, Truer than True: Lessons in Creating Identity from Homer's Odyssey and Orphan Black
    Instructor: Suzanne Lye
    How would you describe yourself – in a journal, to a friend, to your parents, to a potential boss? Does it feel like you have to be a different “you” in different situations? Who is the “real” you? In this seminar, we discuss how we create identities through verbal and physical storytelling. We look at strategies and
    examples from...

  • Save the Date:  Spring 2017

    Classics Department Research Seminar
    Denis Feeney, Princetown University
    Thursday, 4-20-17
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Haldement 246 (Tentative)

    This event is free and open to the public.
    Sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities

    I have worked on Latin literature and on Roman culture more broadly, including especially Roman religion and time. After my first degree at Auckland...

  • Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean

    Between 2010 and 2012, the Hood Museum of Art took part in an innovative pilot program that enabled the Yale University Art Gallery to lend forty-seven ancient Mediterranean objects to the Hood for a two-year period beginning in December 2010. Initiated by Yale and funded by a generous grant from the Andrew E. Mellow Foundation, this collection-sharing project...

  • The first-ever Olympic games to be held in South America got underway in Rio de Janeiro last week amid athletes’ hopes and dreams (several Dartmouth competitors among them)—and concerns about the Zika virus, contaminated water, and a host of other anticipated problems. 

    But even as games begin, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is looking to the future—and enlisting people like Paul Christesen ’88, a historian of ancient Greece, for ideas.

    For the full story please go...

  • Every year, several graduating seniors and alumni are offered the opportunity to study and teach around the world through Fulbright and Germany’s Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) scholarships. This year eight students and recent graduates have been offered scholarships to Colombia, Malaysia, the UK, Canada, and Germany—to teach English or study international relations, history, brain science, public health, or literature, and to serve as cultural ambassadors.


  • The Classics Department went on a road trip to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the Pompeii Show at the Museum of Fine Arts. Thanks to the student-run Dartmouth Classical Society for participation.