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  • Temporary Relocation of Classics

    Beginning in December 2019, the Classics Department will move to new quarters at the north end of Campus, to allow for extensive renovations to Reed Hall. We expect to return to a beautifully refurbished building in September of 2020.

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  • Welcome to our incoming students!

    This page will guide you to many ways to study ancient Greece and Rome. There are courses in language, history, archaeology, and philosophy, as well as FSP’s to Greece and Italy. You can also find tabs for Latin and Greek placement and to meet the faculty.

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  • The Gold Bee

    Classics is now the proud owner of this pendant designed and made by Nelly Mendoza-Mendoza '19, using the ancient technique of gold granulation. Read more here about Nelly's method and see more of her designs.

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  • Simone Oppen joins the Classics Faculty

    A new face in Reed Hall this year is Simone Oppen, who will be joining us as a Visiting Professor in 2019-20 and 2020-21. A specialist in Classical literature and historiography, she will be teaching both Classical Mythology and Literature and the Romans this fall.

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  • Awards and Prizes 2019

    May 23 was a special day for the Department as we gathered for the presentation of a Senior Honors Thesis by Grace Caldwell ’19 and to recognize the 2019 recipients of the Justin Firestone ’92 Memorial Prize, the Atherton 1883 Greek Prize, and the Class of 1846 Latin Prize.

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  • Technology Showcase

    Visitors to the main Dartmouth Library are being treated this month to a fascinating exhibit on ancient technology and engineering by students in Prof. Kramer’s CLST 12 course. The exhibit will be up through the first part of the summer term.

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  • Greece Program Blog

    Our energetic group of Foreign Study students are entering their second month of study and travel in Greece. The weather is warm and sunny (mostly), and the sights are amazing. The students are keeping a blog of their experiences.

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Recent Publications

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  • Seeing Caesars Symbols: Religious Implements on the Coins of Julius Caesar and His Successors

    Roberta L. Stewart

    Concordia Disciplinarum: Essays in ancient coinage, history, and archaeology in honor of William E. Metcalf

  • “Repurposing the Stars: Manilius, Astronomica 1, and the Aratean Tradition.”

    Patrick Glauthier

    American Journal of Philology 138 (2017) 267-303.

  • How to Do Things with History

    Paul Christesen, co-edited with Danielle Allen and Paul Millett

    Oxford University Press, 2018

  • The Mouse, the Money-Box, and the Six-Footed Scurrying Solecism: Satire and Riddles in Seneca’s Letters

    Margaret Graver

    Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, ed. Pierre Destrée and Franco V. Trivigno, 245-262. Oxford University Press.


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