Colorado Classics Day

Colorado Classics Day: Saturday September 28th, 2019

June 28, 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

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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 (


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...

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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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...

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...

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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.

2019 Fountain Symposium Poster

Seventh Annual Celia M. Fountain Symposium

King and Kingship in Ancient Persia Saturday 2 March 2019 Center for British & Irish Studies Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder 11:00 AM: Wouter F.M. Henkelman Associate Professor, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris The Centrality of the King: The Fortification Archive & the Royal Household 1:30 PM: Margaret...