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  • Mastering the Art of Reading Medieval Manuscripts

    A group of students met in Dartmouth Library's Rauner Special Collections Library to decipher handwritten texts from the Middle Ages. The class—"Latin Paleography," co-taught by Jennifer Lynn, language program director, Department of Classics, and medievalist Cecilia Gaposchkin, a professor and chair of the Department of History.

    Jenny Lynn/Rauner/Medieval Texts
  • In the News: Roberta Stewart

    A veterans' book group moderated by the classics professor is reading war stories from ancient Greece, Vermont Public Radio reports. Stewart says the group helps veterans discuss their own war experiences.

    R Stewart Veterans Book Club
  • Faculty Recognition 2021

    The Dean of Faculty has extended congratulations to two of our faculty members who have received grants supporting their research.

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  • Awards and Prizes 2021

    It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of awards and prizes given by the Department of Classics in 2021. Prizes are awarded for excellence in Greek and Latin Literature, Greek language, Latin language, and in interpreting the ancient world in multiple media. In addition, we warmly congratulate four students who have completed Senior Honors Projects. [more]

    Honors graduates Kevin Donohue '21, Sophia Kocher '21, Clay Howard '21, and Naomi Meron '21
  • Congratulations 2021 graduates!

    The Department warmly congratulates a fantastic group of students who graduate from Dartmouth this year with majors or minors in Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology, and Classical Languages and Literature. You students have dealt with so much over the past year; now your dedication and your commitment to the liberal arts has brought you to this milestone in your life. We will miss you all!

    A stained glass image showing Reed Hall
  • Senior Honors Presentations

    Wednesday, May 26 for four seniors defended their theses Following the presentations, there was a celebration for the recipients of our annual language prizes: the Atherton 1883 Greek prize and the Class of 1846 Latin Prize.

    Temple of Apollo on Naxos
  • Classics Annual Benefactors' Lecture

    This year's Benefactors' Lecture was given by Prof. Emily Greenwood of Yale University in a webinar format on May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. Prof. Greenwood's title is "Thucydides on Race."

    emily greenwood

Recent Publications

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  • Innovation through Recoil from Networks

    Julie Hruby, Dimitri Nakassis, Kevin Pluta

    99-115 in Interrogating Networks: Investigating Networks of Knowledge in Antiquity, ed. L. Foxhall

  • 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.

  • Revising Gender and Power in Callimachus Hymn 5, Women and Power in Hellenistic Poetry

    Simone Oppen

    Hellenistica Groningana 26 (2021), 321-339.

  • "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.