McClanahan Lecture poster with Menoikeus pictured in a red robe

McClanahan Graduate Essay Prize Lecture, presented by Jake Sawyer, December 2nd at 5:00pm

Nov. 7, 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 with poster including Lecture information and description

McClanahan Lecture Series, Dr. Peter Hunt, Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00pm

Oct. 31, 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

Classics Department statement on campus racism

Oct. 21, 2019

Statement on the part of the faculty, staff and graduate students of the Classics Department: We, the Department of Classics, add our voices to those raised across campus by the Black Student Alliance, UGGS, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Theatre and Dance, the School of Education, and...

Endorsement of the SCS Board of Directors' letter of concern regarding the Paideia Institute

Oct. 18, 2019

The Classics Department endorses the SCS Board of Directors’ statement of October 13th, 2019, addressed to the Board of Directors of the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, Inc: "The Society for Classical Studies joins the American Classical League in expressing deep concern in response to recent public statements regarding the...


Classics Outreach 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...

CU Museum of Natural History presents: AIA Lecture Series flyer with photo of professor and Linear B Tablet

Dr. Dimitri Nakassis, Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00pm

Oct. 21, 2019

AIA Lecture Series Digitizing Prehistory: Aegean Scripts in the 21st Century Dr. Dimitri Nakassis, University of Colorado Boulder Wednesday, October 30th I 7 p.m. I Paleontology Hall Free and open to the public Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts, Robert Rich Professor Emeritus Wesleyan University: "Narrating the Saints: Paulinus of Nola and the Beginning of Verse Hagiography" - Wed. Oct. 16

“Narrating the Saints: Paulinus of Nola and the Beginning of Verse Hagiography.” Michael Roberts, Robert Rich Professor Emeritus Wesleyan University “Prof. Roberts will explore the Natalicia (Birthday Poems) of Paulinus of Nola, written in a continuous sequence between the years 395 and 407 for the annual festival of St. Felix...

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...

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...