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  • Classics in the News

    Lately we've seen number of articles that give 21st century perspectives on the study of Greek and Roman antiquity. Follow the links for thoughtful discussions of Classics in the context of current events.

    Ancient Greek terracotta woman head from Taranto, end of 4th century BC
  • Classics Annual Benefactors' Lecture

    We are excited to announce that this year's Benefactors' Lecture will be given by Prof. Emily Greenwood of Yale University. Please plan to join us in webinar format on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. Prof. Greenwood's title is "Thucydides on Race."

    emily greenwood
  • Returning to Reed Hall

    After months of renovations, a refurbished Reed Hall is again the home of the Classics Department.

    Classics Department Library
  • Welcome Professor Dibble!

    A new face in the Classics Department is William (Flint) Dibble, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School for Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), University of Cincinnati, who is a visiting lecturer in 2020-21. His area of expertise is Classical Archaeology /Environmental Archaeology /Ancient History /Archaeological Science.

    Flint Dibble barbecuing
  • Were Women the True Artisans Behind Ancient Greek Ceramics?

    Murray and her colleagues argue that women could have been the true potter-artisans of this society. Hruby, who describes Murray and her students' paper as "extraordinarily well-reasoned," is in the process of using fingerprints to shed further light on Greek potters.

    Sapiens Article Julie Hruby
  • Ancient Medicine Class Visits the Anatomy Lab

    After reading ancient texts about human anatomy and physiology, students in the Winter 2020 CLST 11 class (Ancient Medicine) visited the Anatomy Lab at Geisel School of Medicine for a chance to examine bones and organs up close.

    Students stand around a table examining human and animal bones

Recent Publications

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  • The Pylos Tablets Digital Project: Prehistoric Scripts in the 21st Century

    Julie Hruby, Dimitri Nakassis, Kevin Pluta

    New Approaches to Ancient Material Culture in the Greek & Roman World, edited by Catherine L. Cooper, 2020

  • Interiority and Freedom in Seneca's De Beneficiis: Acts of Kindness and the Perfected Will

    Margaret Graver

    Self, Self-Fashioning and Individuality in Late Antiquity, ed. Maren R. Niehoff and Joshua Levinson, 69-86. Mohr Siebeck, 2020.

  • Bugonia and the Aetiology of Didactic Poetry in Virgil, Georgics 4.

    Patrick Glauthier

    Classical Quarterly 69 (2020): 745–63.

  • "Slave Labor in Plautus"

    Roberta L. Stewart

    A Companion to Plautus. Edited by D. Dutsch and G.  Franko. (John Wiley and Sons, 2020) 361-367.