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...

Colorado Classics Day

Colorado Classics Day: Saturday September 28th, 2019

The University of Colorado Department of Classics and the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee with the Colorado Classics Association and the Colorado Junior Classical League present: Colorado Classics Day on Saturday, 28th September, 2019 Schedule 2019

Carole Newlands

Carole Newlands appointed University Distinguished Professor

Sept. 9, 2019

Friday, 13th September, the Regents of the University of Colorado appointed Professor Carole Newlands a University Distinguished Professor . The title "Distinguished Professor" is the highest honor that the University of Colorado bestows on its own faculty members. This title is extended to a very limited number of honorees chosen...

Palmyra Theatre

2020 Classics Graduate Colloquium conference: Space and spectacle in the ancient world

Call for Papers The 2020 University of Colorado Boulder Classics Graduate Colloquium: Space and Spectacle in Antiquity Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1, 2020 Keynote address by Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington In antiquity as today, the circumscription of space, real or imagined, dictated how individuals and groups perceived...

Poster Penelope Davies Talk

Penelope Davies (University of Texas, Austin): Architecture & Adaptive Reuse: Repurposing Buildings in Ancient Rome - Sept. 30

Aug. 8, 2019

Architecture & Adaptive Reuse: Repurposing Buildings In Ancient Rome Penelope Davies , Professor of Art History at the University of Texas Austin The term "adaptive reuse" denotes the process of converting an un(der)used build-ing into one that serves a new purpose. Numerous factors might lead to a structure's transformation, such...

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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,'...

open ancient text in book format

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...

Portrait of Yvona Trnka-Amrhein in the woods

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...

Cellarium Harmonia Macroscosmica

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...

Portrait of Lauri Reitzammer

Lauri Reitzammer named winner of the 2018-19 CAMWS Award for Excellence in College Teaching!

This award recognizes outstanding college and university teachers of Classics.