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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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  • Temporary Relocation of Classics

    Beginning in December 2019, the Classics Department will move to new quarters at the north end of Campus 37 Dewey Field Road, 4th floor, 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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  • 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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  • Playing the Volcano: Prometheus Bound and Fifth Century Volcanic Theory

    Patrick Glauthier

    Classical Philology 113 (2018): 255–78.

  • 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.

  • Progress and Precarity: 150 Years of TAPA

    Roberta L. Stewart, Dominic Machado

    Transactions of the American Philological Association 149 ​Supplement (2019): 39-60.

  • Dictionaries as translations: English in the Lexicon

    Margaret Williamson

    In Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek, 2019


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