News & Events

  • 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. You can see it here.

  • Thursday,  May 9, 2019
    5:00 pm, Rockefeller 003
    Melissa Mueller,  UMASS @ Amherst

    Deianeira’s Dread: Affect and Empathy in Sophocles’ Trachiniae

    Deianeira has harbored fear from the earliest days of her girlhood. In this talk, I explore how Trachiniae depicts Deianeira’s dread as both anticipating and actively generating the actions on which it is founded—an uncanny reversal of cause and effect. Oedipus Tyrannus famously traces the pollution that infects...

  • From Quintilian to Dred Scott: An Issue in the Jurisprudence of Slavery
    Matthew Leigh, St. Anne's College, Oxford University
    Thursday, April 18, 2019, Carpenter 013, 4:30 pm

    Abstract: Quintilian, Minor Declamation 340 concerns the property rights of a master over a slave whom he has temporarily represented as a free man in order to avoid paying due taxes to the port authorities. It is a test case for what should be the proper status of one who has been 'in...

  • The Navarino Fund for Modern Greek Studies at Dartmouth College

    a double feature by
    filmmaker and documentarian
    Vassilis Loules

    Monday February 25
    Thornton Hall 105
    6-6:30 pm
    «Lela Karayannis, the Fragance of a Heroine»
    2005, documentary, 30 min.

    The film focuses on the struggle and personality of Lela Karayannis, the...

  • Roberta Stewart, "PDF iconSeeing Caesar's Symbols: Religious Implements on the Coins of Julius Caesar and His Successors," in Concordia Disciplinarum: Essays in ancient coinage, history, and archaeology in honor of William...

  • 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. Roman funerary inscriptions, although they are often heavily abbreviated and sometimes damaged, are very formulaic and thus relatively easy for even beginning students to read. And they are particularly valuable for learning about the lives of people whose stories are often overlooked in other sources, including women, the poor, slaves, and freed...

  • Students from CLST 24 (Professor Ulrich) and Latin 15 (Professor Kuin) went on a field trip to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

  • David Ratzan, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU
    Haldeman 41, 4:30 pm
    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:30 pm
    Free and open to the public!

    The Sortes Astrampsychi (The Lots of Astrampsychus) was an oracle book from the Roman East that worked something like an ancient Magic 8-Ball. One chose from a set menu of questions, like "Will I go abroad?" "Will my wife give birth?" and "Will I win my suit?"; picked a random number between 1 and 10; and magically--and...

  • Prof. Lynn is joining us this fall as the Language Program Director for the entire first year's worth of courses in Greek and Latin. She comes to us from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she has taught Latin and Greek at all levels for over a decade.

    She received her PhD from Columbia University, with a specialty in the poetry of Callimachus. At UCSC she was very involved in the creation of their Center for Innovative Learning, in the Academic Advising Program, and in...

  • Please join us in welcoming Prof. Scott Arcenas, who will be teaching ancient history for the 2018-19 academic year. With a 2018 PhD from Stanford University, Prof. Arcenas is an expert in the political and economic history of the ancient Mediterranean. In addition to CLST 15 (Alexander and the Macedonian Kings), he will be teaching a special topics class this winter on Democracy, Ancient and Modern, as well as CLST 19 (Methods and Theory in Ancient History) in the spring.

    His current...