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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.

  • 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.

  • Simone Oppen joins the Classics Faculty

    A new face in the Classics Department this year is Simone Oppen, who is 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.

  • Sorting and Packing

    Classics Faculty and two Classics majors have worked hard to sort through our large collection of books and other materials, preparing for our temporary relocation to 37 Dewey Field Road. Read more here….

  • Annual Zarbin Lecture

    Kim Shelton, University of California at Berkeley, spoke in October 2019. Her lecture presented material from the recent excavations at Mycenae. She is a specialist in ceramics, and works with material culture.

  • Awards and Prizes

    Spring is a special time when awards and prizes are given out to students. Last year (2019) May 23 was a special day for the Classics Department as we gathered for the presentation of a Senior Honors Thesis by Grace Caldwell '19 and to recognize our 2019 recipients for awards and prizes in Classics, Latin, and Greek.

  • Annual Benefactors Lecture

    From Quintilian to Dred Scott: An Issue in the Jurisprudence of Slavery, Matthew Leigh, St. Anne's College, Oxford University, Benefactors Lecturer spring 2019

  • Latin 1 Works with Inscriptions

    The intrepid students of Latin 1 braved late-October rain and cold to learn more about the use of funerary inscriptions as a historical source.

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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