News & Events

  • 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 (...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...
  • Diversity and Uniformity in the Archaic Greek World

    On 23-25 May 2018, leading scholars from around the world will gather at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in the United States to explore diversity and uniformity in the Archaic Greek world. All of the speakers are contributors to the forthcoming Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World (OHAGW), edited by Paul...

  • The Society for Classical Studies has awarded the 2017 Outreach Prize to Professor Roberta Stewart of Dartmouth College for her work in developing book discussion groups on the Homeric poems with military veterans. Professor Stewart's long-running initiative is now a major collaborative...

  • This fall the Classics Department is delighted to welcome two additional visiting faculty members: Afroditi Manthati-Angelopoulou, who is a specialist in Greek poetry and theater, and Emilia Barbiero, who specializes in Latin literature with a particular interest in the comedies of Plautus.

    Professor Barbiero has previously taught at New York University and the University of Toronto, where she received her doctorate in 2014. She is a particular fan of ancient letter-writing, both as...