Top half of Ramses II stone statue

Archaeologists unearth top half of Ramesses II

April 17, 2024

Team co-led by CU Boulder classics researcher unearths the upper portion of a huge, ancient pharaonic statue whose lower half was discovered in 1930; Ramessess II was immortalized in Percy Bysshe Shelly’s ‘Ozymandias.'

Nick Romeo and "The Alternative" book cover

CU Boulder alum is challenging sacred economic shibboleths

March 14, 2024

Nick Romeo’s ‘The Alternative’ uses real-world examples to push back on ‘unempirical dogmas’ of modern economics.

Painting of Hector and Paris from The Iliad

The Iliad’s ‘alien familiarity’ gets a makeover

Nov. 28, 2023

In a critically acclaimed new translation of The Iliad, CU Boulder classics Professor Laurialan Reitzammer sees the enduring relevance of Homer.

St. Foy relic

Finding the authentic and counterfeit in medieval art

Nov. 6, 2023

In his Distinguished Research Lecture Nov. 28, Professor Kirk Ambrose will discuss how institutions used art to authenticate religious relics, as well as condemn counterfeiting.

Image of Mycenaean art

Archaeologist, classicist wins NEH fellowship

April 4, 2023

Dimitri Nakassis, classics professor and former ‘genius grant’ winner, lands support from National Endowment for the Humanities to complete paradigm-shifting study of ancient Greece.

Ara pacis

Diane Conlin recognized as top archaeology teacher

Nov. 20, 2020

Specialist in art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome wins 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award from Archaeological Institute of America.

Students in an Arts and Sciences History 1509 class at the Eaton Humanities Building.

Studying classics is ‘deeply, utterly, fascinating and fun’

Oct. 30, 2020

Elspeth Dusinberre, new college professor of distinction, discusses the joy and relevance of the discipline.

Colorado Classics

Budding Ciceros and Roman circusgoers unite

Sept. 30, 2020

Virtually, that is, as the CU Boulder Classics Department and Colorado Classics Association turns young people on to ancient Greece and Rome

Photograph from CU Classics Day

Immortal influence brings classics community together

Sept. 24, 2019

Colorado Classics Day on Sept. 28 celebrates Latin, classical antiquity


‘Classics helps us understand who and why we are’

Sept. 12, 2019

Carole Newlands talks about being named a Distinguished Professor, why to study classics and how Ovid matters today.