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...

Michael Roberts Talk

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

Sept. 30, 2019

“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...

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

SPACE AND SPECTACLE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD January 31 – February 1, 2020 Friday: Humanities 1B80 at 5:00pm Saturday: Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library from 10:15am - 6:00pm Friday - Keynote Address 5:00 - Humanities 1B80 Dr. Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington Vision, Power, and Identity in...

Classics outreach at Casey Middle School

Classics Outreach at Casey Middle School

The Boulder Classics Department now co-ordinates a Classics outreach program at Casey Middle School. Meeting once a week during an afterschool period, 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...

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.

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