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  • The classicist will use a Mellon New Directions grant to apply modern forensics to antiquity.

    As an undergraduate at Duke University, Julie Hruby—now an assistant professor in the Department of Classics—was numbering artifacts at the site of her first archaeological excavation when she noticed something interesting. 

    “I was putting a number on a loom weight”—a clay disc used by Greek weavers in antiquity—“and I realized it had a complete palm print. I thought, I bet you can do...

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  • A 12-week reading and discussion group for Veterans and Service Members
    Facilitators:
    Elisabeth Parrott, Psy.D.
    - Lowell Vet Center
    Roberta Stewart, Ph.D.
    - Professor of Classics, Dartmouth College
    Rich Barbato
    - Readjustment Counseling Service
    Interested? Contact:
    [email protected]
    978-453-1151
    Begins: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:30pm
    Lowell Vet Center

  • A chorus of 8 will dance to new ancient music.
    John Franklin, University of Vermont

    Faulkner Auditorium, Hopkins Center
    Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:00 am

    Euripides Helen A Tragicomic Musical of Mistaken Identity and Marital Fidelity Chorus of 8 singing and dancin...

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  • We the People - Athenian Style: How Modern Democracy is Not Ancient
    Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge, UK

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Carson L01
    4:45 pm

    Reception to follow!

    Democracy, the word, was originally invented in ancient Greece, by the
    Athenians of the Classical period (5th-4th centuries BCE). It was they too
    who invented the original form - or rather forms - of democracy. We (...

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  • Dear Colleagues,
    I am pleased to be able to announce the recipients of this year’s Neukom Institute CompX awards. It was a very difficult
    decision process with over 1M$ in total requests. I wish I could have funded many more. That said, I would like to give
    special thanks to George Morris and the entire Research Computing group. Their eagerness to engage with so many diverse
    computational projects has enabled the NI CompX funding to go further. I encourage all of you with...

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  • Professor Roberta Stewart’s course, in which veterans read Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, is spreading to other colleges. Reading Homer can help veterans cope with their own struggles, says Stewart.  Reading Homer can help veterans cope with their own struggles, says Stewart.


    A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to...

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  • New Directions in understanding the Ancient Stage: Space, Masks, Movement and Music
    Thursday, April 5, 2018
    4:45 pm, Carson Hall, room 60
    Professor Peter Meineck, New York University

    In this illustrated talk Professor Peter Meineck will outline the new research findings which are changing the way we think about the ancient stage. He will also demonstrate how he has combined research from the fields of cognitive theory, the affective sciences and neuroscience with...

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  • Students, alumni, and friends gathered on April 13 to celebrate the publication of Lives of the Popes: Paul II, a book that was co-authored by ten students in Latin 28 with their professor Thomas Hendrickson. The book is a commentary on Platina's biography of his nemesis, Pope Paul II. Its aim is to enable intermediate-level students of Latin to read the text in its original language by providing a running glossary and grammatical commentary on every page, as well as background...

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  • Learn about magical and religious objects from ancient Greece and Rome by
    visiting the Baker/Berry Library Main space! The students from the course
    Ancient Magic and Religion (Classics 10/Religion 19), taught by postdoctoral
    fellow Suzanne Lye, used several Dartmouth workshops to research and recreate
    objects related to state religion, personal protection, love magic, curse
    tablets, etc. The objects will be on display in the Baker/Berry Library Main
    space until...

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  • The role of a language program director in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College

    The person holding this position will be capable of offering instruction in both Greek and Latin and will teach four introductory language sections each year. In addition to her/his teaching duties, the language program director will work along four major axes:

    1-Placement, recruitment, and retention:

    • maintain and improve existing placement tests and arrange placement...
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