Published: Sept. 28, 2017

The Classics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder will host students from across the state for Colorado Classics Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Norlin Library quadrangle.

Dozens of primary-, middle- and high-school students and teachers who share an interest in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds plan to attend. The event is designed to broaden students’ horizons on the world of classical language and culture along with its intellectual challenges and enduring relevance to the modern world.

CU Boulder faculty and graduate students will host sessions showcasing various aspects of the classical world and CU Boulder research expertise. Session topics and presenters include:

  • “Life as a Gladiator,” Isabel Köster, assistant professor of classics;
  • “Greek in a Day,” Lauri Reitzammer, associate professor of classics;
  • “Write Like Achilles!” (Linear B), Dimitri Nakassis, professor of classics and MacArthur “genius award” winner;
  • “Decipher a Roman epitaph,” Peter Hunt, professor of classics;
  • “Anatomy of a Temple,” Tyler Lansford, instructor of classics;
  • “Let's Speak Latin!” hosted by M.A. students Brandi Boseovski and Brooke Latham.

Colorado Classics Day is supported by a CU Boulder Outreach Award and the Classics Department. It is also sponsored by the Colorado Classics Association and the Colorado Junior Classical League.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Hale 270.