News & Events

  • This summer’s Classical Mythology (CLST4) students were given the option of doing a creative project to complete the class. Some students learned new skills, while others drew from experience, always in order to put a new, original spin on what they had learned about ancient Greek and Roman myths in the class.We are showcasing here the projects of all students who agreed to be included in the exhibit. This online exhibit has a counterpart in an offline exhibit in the Classics Department...

  • Emily Katz Anhalt, Classics Department, Sarah Lawrence College, Dartmouth '80, Yale University
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:50 pm, Black Family Visual Arts Center, room 104

    A fascinating new study of three classic works of ancient Greek literature, exposing their enduring relevance. These stories, by Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides, all emphasize the consequences of glorifying violent rage and cultivate instead the capacity for empathy, self-restraint, and rational debate. Emily...

  • Twenty-two people from across the U.S. gathered on campus recently for five days to discuss Homer’s Odyssey. Their goal: to use the epic poem to draw parallels between war hero Odysseus’ long journey home after the Trojan War and the struggles veterans face today. 

    The group included a linguist, an archaeologist, a high school teacher, veteran clinicians and service providers, and Dartmouth student veterans and alumni, among others. They were there because a Dartmouth professor was...

  • Professor Kuin specializes in the study of ancient Greek and Roman religion and philosophy and has a particular interest in Greek imperial literature and epigraphy. She completed her Ph.D. at NYU in 2015 and then held a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Ancient History at Groningen University in the Netherlands. She is the author of Leven met de goden: Religie in de oudheid (Living With the Gods: Religion in Antiquity; Amsterdam University Press 2018)...

  • Coming Home in Classic and Contemporary Literature and Culture

    Peter Molin, Rutgers- New Brunswick
    United States Army (Retired)

    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Carson Hall L02, 4:30 pm

    Free and open to the public!

    Peter Molin is a retired United States Army infantry officer who currently teaches in the Writing Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While in the Army, Molin served overseas in South Korea, the Sinai, Kosovo, and...

  • One million words. Six volumes. That's the size of what some scholars are calling "a once-in-a-generation effort." Classics department chair Christesen and coeditor Paul Cartledge, a former Cambridge University professor, have the Olympian job of editing the Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World (due by 2021). Together they are writing the volume Spartan Origins.
    In May, Dartmouth hosts the other authors, 30 scholars from eight nations, a group Christesen calls "a...

  • All graduation seniors, friends and family are invited to join the faculty for a reception prior to commencement.

    Please join us in celebrating the Class of 2018

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Rockefeller Center, Hinman Forum

  • 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...

  • A 12-week reading and discussion group for Veterans and Service Members
    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]
    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...