In September 2010, Mary McClanahan, an alumna of the program (BA ’67, MA ’69), made a very generous planned gift to endow an annual series of Classics department lectures, typically three public lectures given by departmental faculty and one by the recipient of the Mary McClanahan graduate essay prize ($1500), awarded annually to the best essay submitted to the department by a current student in the department.

Previous Winners:

2019 - Jacob Sawyer
2018 - Samuel Hahn
2017 - Samuel Kindick
2016 - Elizabeth Deacon
2015 - Kevin Jefferson
2014 - Sidney Christman
2013 - Ian Oliver
2012 - Reina Callier
2011 - Mitch Pentzer


 

Landscape of the Western Argolid region of Southern Greece

McClanahan Lecture: In the Shadow of Argos

Nov. 5, 2020

Come and hear how this area of Southern Greece has responded to the tides of 6000 years of inhabited history.

Trionfi di cesare

McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Announcement 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

Announcement of the 2020 Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Summary: Classics Graduate students are invited to submit essays to be judged by a committee of three faculty members. The writer of the essay judged to be the best will receive $1,500 and will present his or her essay...

Menoikeus pictured in a red robe

McClanahan Essay Prize: Virgin Sacrifice

Dec. 2, 2019

McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Lecture Virgin Sacrifice? Menoikeus in Euripides' Phoenician Women presented by Jake Sawyer, University of Colorado Boulder Monday, December 2nd I 5 pm I HUMN 1B90 Free and open to the public Parking available just north of the Eaton Humanities building

Ancient inscripted necklace

McClanahan Lecture: Fugitive Slaves

Nov. 13, 2019

McClanahan Lecture Series Fugitive slaves in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds Dr. Peter Hunt, University of Colorado Boulder Wednesday, November 13th I 7 p.m. I HUMN 150 Free and open to the public Parking available just north of the Eaton Humanities building

picture of old hand painted book with bright colors

McClanahan Essay Prize: Virgil's Chaonian Doves

Dec. 3, 2018

Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Monday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm | HUMN 250 Virgil’s Chaonian Doves Reading Hesiod in Eclogues 5 and 9 Classics PhD candidate, Samuel Hahn On one level, Virgil’s Eclogues consider the tension between Latin poetry and the Roman state. With the image of...

Picture of two actors rehersing the Hecuba play with costumes and masks

McClanahan Lecture: Euripides' Hecuba

Oct. 24, 2018

“CU’s upcoming production of Euripides’ Hecuba ” presented by Professor John Gibert “CU Presents/Casey Cass” Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 After the fall of Troy, Queen Hecuba suffers the sacrifice of one of her remaining children to appease the ghost of Achilles and the brutal murder...

The Triumph of Aemilius Paulus painting

McClanahan Lecture: Roman Temple Robber

Sept. 19, 2018

How to make a Roman temple robber: rhetoric and abuse from Ciceronian Rome to Lord Elgin presented by Professor Isabel Köster Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Stealing from a sanctuary was one of the worst crimes a Roman could commit. A temple robber was a creature...

picture of greek temple

McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Announcement 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

Announcement of the 2018 Mary E. V. McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Summary: Classics Graduate students are invited to submit essays to be judged by a committee of three faculty members. The writer of the essay judged to be the best will receive $1,500 and will present his or her essay...

Picture of city of Sikyon, a Roman statue, and Roman coins

McClanahan Lecture: The Lost City of Sikyon

Feb. 27, 2018

McClanahan Lecture Series The Lost City of Sikyon presented by Sarah James Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Sikyon is probably the most important ancient Greek city that you’ve never heard of. Known for centuries from only brief mentions in Classical literature, intensive archaeological work only began...

Statue of "Rape of the Sabine Women" by Giambologna, 1583

McClanahan Essay Lecture: Elegizing Roman Theater

Dec. 4, 2017

Elegizing the Roman Theater: Ars Amatoria 1.89-134 Winner of the 2017 Mary E.V McClanahan Essay Graduate Prize, Samuel L. Kindick, will present his paper, " Elegizing the Roman Theater: Ars Amatoria 1.89-134", on Monday, December 4 at 5:00 PM in HUMN 250. Although Ovid’s Ars Armatoria (2 BCE) has often...

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