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Tracking Heracles through Pausanias

Sept. 25, 2017

Talk by Greta Hawes Tracking Heracles through Pausanias: l ocal myth and panhellenic knowledge Monday, September 25 5:00 PM HUMN 250 Heracles is everywhere in Pausanias’ Description of Greece. He was the ‘panhellenic hero par excellence’, and innumerable local communities connected landmarks in their territories to his mythic adventures. Precisely...

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Professor of Distinction - Carole Newlands

Sept. 21, 2017

On September 21 at 3:30pm in Old Main Chapel, professors of Art and Art History, Classics, Geography and Linguistics will give public lectures on their areas of expertise. From left to right, America, Palmer, Serreze, and Newlands Three members of the University of Colorado Boulder faculty have been named 2017...

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Classicist tutors Julius Caesar actors on the potent rhetoric of Rome

June 25, 2017

CU Classics professor, Tyler Lansford, is transforming the death of Julius Caesar into new life for Roman rhetoric.

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Latin Summer Enrichment Program

June 18, 2017

The Latin Summer Enrichment Program is a week-long day camp that introduces elementary and middle school students to the language and culture of ancient Rome. Rising 5th through 8th graders will communicate in Latin and engage in exciting activities, from performing plays to competing in a mini-Olympics, on the campus of CU Boulder. June 18-22, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Andy Cain wins the 2017 Kayden Book Award

May 23, 2017

The winner of this year’s Kayden Book Award is Andy Cain, for his book, The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century (Oxford UP, 2016). The book revisits one of the foundational texts on fourth-century monasticism in Egypt. The committee cited the clarity of the...

2017 Student Award Winners

May 1, 2017

King-Hill Fellow in the Teaching of Latin: The King-Hill award was established o commemorate the work of Joy King, professor emerita and former chair of our department, and Barbara Hill, who for may years served as Latin program coordinator. This award is given to support a student pursing an MA...

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Sarah James: Corinth Excavations Archaeological Manual

April 28, 2017

The Department of Classics celebrates Sarah James’ first co-authored book, available in digital and print editions. This book represents the culmination of Dr. James’ twelve years working at Corinth.

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The Destruction of Memory (Film Screening)

April 26, 2017

THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY Film Screening Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30pm in HUMN 1B50 Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results for humanity, and has been steadily increasing. The Destruction of Memory looks at why this has happened, and how the push to protect and rebuild has...

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Jackie Elliott wins Humboldt fellowship for Berlin

April 10, 2017

Jackie Elliott is extremely grateful to be the recipient of a Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers , which will take her to Berlin for the 2017-18 academic year. During that time, she will work on a relatively new project, on the second century satirist, Lucilius. Jackie appreciates the help of...

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The Department of Classics welcomes Yvona Trnka-Amrhein

March 9, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Yvona Trnka-Amrhein will be joining the faculty in fall 2017. Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (Ph.D. Harvard 2013) studies Greek literature of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods, especially the novel, biography, and history. She is particularly interested in interactions between Greek, Latin, and Egyptian literature and culture...