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Take a Classics class this summer!

April 29, 2019

Take a Classics class this summer! Maymester Greek and Roman Epic (CLAS 4110) will run during Maymester from 12:30-3:30 M-F. Students will read and discuss the timeless, entertaining, and highly influential works of Homer, Vergil, and Ovid - it's going to be epic! Students should contact Reina Callier (

Alexander the Great

Dr. Stephen Harrison, Swansea University, Alexander the Great: A History from Below,Thurs. May 2, 5:00pm, HUMN 135

Alexander the Great: A History from Below Dr. Stephen Harrison Swansea University Thursday, May 2 nd HUMN 135 at 5:00 PM Alexander the Great is one of the most famous figures from antiquity and his story has been told and re-told hundreds of times in the centuries since his death...

Sherwin Little

Sherwin Little, Executive Director of the ACL; Fri April 26, 3pm, HUMN 125: Using degrees in Classics beyond Academia

Using Degrees in Classics beyond Academia Sherwin Little, Executive Director of the American Classical League, will discuss the opportunities a degree in Classics provides beyond academia. In addition to discussing how to market your skill set, he will talk about the world of K-12 teaching in public and private schools...

Congratulations to our 2019 Ann Nichols award-winners!

The Department of Classics congratulates the winners of the 2019 Ann Nichols awards! Grace Westfall is winner of a Herodotus grant, which covers a significant portion of the expenses for a departmentally approved semester-long study abroad program. Grace is a sophomore who is a double major in Classics and Environmental...

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Professor John Marincola Visiting Lecture

Writing Contemporary History in the Ancient World John Marincola, Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University The contemporary historian was a fixture of the cultural landscape of Greece and Rome from the time of Thucydides onwards. Thucydides expresses without reserve the superiorities of contemporary over non-contemporary history, and...

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The Department of Classics welcomes Zach Herz

Feb. 26, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Zach Herz will be joining the faculty in fall 2019. Zach Herz (J.D. Yale '14, Ph.D. Columbia '18) studies the role of law and legalism in Roman political thought. He focuses particularly on the evolving notion of the ' princeps who obeys the law,'...

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Professor Emily Gowers Visiting Lecture

Knight’s Moves: the Son-in-Law in Cicero and Tacitus Professor Emily Gowers Professor of Latin Literature University of Cambridge Monday, February 25th 5:30 pm HUMN 1B90 The relationship between fathers and sons, real or metaphorical, is still a dominant paradigm among classicists, but this paper considers the rival contribution of Roman...

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Yvona Trnka-Amrhein wins Loeb Foundation and Center for Hellenic Studies fellowships for 2019-2020!

Congratulations to Yvona Trnka-Amrhein on the receipt of two external research fellowships, one from the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC and one from the Loeb Foundation . These fellowships will allow her devote the next academic year to developing and finalizing her monograph, Portraits of a Pharaoh: The...

Aequora at Casey Middle School

The Boulder Classics Department now co-ordinates an Aequora site at Casey Middle School: using Aequora’s specially designed curriculum, we harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy while making the ancient mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds. Students who take Latin routinely outperform their peers on...

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Dr. Kelly Shannon-Henderson, University of Alabama: “Fate and Astrology in Tacitus’ Annals” — February 11th

The involvement of supernatural factors such as fate and fortune in historical events is a familiar preoccupation of ancient historians. In the case of Tacitus' Annals , however, the issue is complicated by the prominence of astrology within the text. Emperors and pretenders to the throne alike are seemingly obsessed...