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Joy K. King, 1926-2022

May 31, 2022

It is with great sadness that the Department announces the passing of Professor Emerita Joy K. King, an extremely distinguished Classicist, an inspirational teacher, a visionary leader, and a critical contributor to the department and the University. Professor King - Joy - received her degrees from Knox College (BA 1947),...

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Department of Classics 2022 Commencement

April 27, 2022

Department of Classics University of Colorado Graduation 2022 Eaton Humanities Building 150 May 5th, 2022 noon-3:00 pm

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In the Press: Early Latin Poetry by Jackie Elliott

April 22, 2022

Jackie Elliott explores early Latin poetry in a new book ! This new publication by Jackie Elliott discusses the earliest Roman poetry we can trace, which dates to the late third and second centuries B.C.E. With the exception of Roman comedy, all poetry written at Rome during this period is...

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McClanahan Lecture: The Past in Fragments: Ennius’ Annals, Cato’s Origins, and the history of Rome

March 28, 2022

The Past in Fragments: Ennius’ Annals , Cato’s Origins , and the history of Rome Professor Jackie Elliott Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. Hale Science Building Room 230 Free and Open to Public Download Poster ABSTRACT The early Roman poet Ennius (239 – 169 BCE) and his contemporary, the statesman...

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Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts (AIA lecture)

March 24, 2022

Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts Dr. Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash College) Thurs. Apr. 14, 2022 at 7pm Eaton Humanities 1B80 [New Location] Register Here When we think of Roman cities, it is tempting to conjure images of temples, baths, and amphitheaters. This talk storms into the narrow streets...

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Archaeology, Museums, and War in the 21st Century 

March 18, 2022

Archaeology, Museums, and War in the 21st Century Brian Rose James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology University of Pennsylvania Monday, April 18th, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. | HUMN 1B90 FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria during the last 16 years have profoundly influenced who...

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McClanahan Lecture: Lampreys and the Birth of Roman Imperial Jurisdiction

Feb. 6, 2022

McClanahan Lecture Series Lampreys and the Birth of Roman Imperial Jurisdiction Dr. Zach Herz, University of Colorado Boulder Thursday, February 17th, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Hybrid Vedius Pollio liked feeding people to lampreys. According to an urban legend that circulated in Imperial Rome, the emperor Augustus saved one of...

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2022 Fountain Symposium

Dec. 12, 2021

Ninth Annual Celia M. Fountain Symposium Women and Power in the Age of Alexander Saturday I September 10, 2022 University of Colorado Boulder The Fountain Symposium is free and open to the public. The Fountain symposium is an annual event organized by the Department of Classics and sponsored by Dr...

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McClanahan Essay Prize: Dance of Dumuzi

Dec. 5, 2021

McClanahan Essay Prize Lecture Dance of Dumuzi: the Choreography of Mesopotamian Space and Ritual Hannah Slough, University of Colorado Boulder Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Virtual webinar Modified Mesopotamian cylinder seal In this study I examine the way ancient dancers in Mesopotamian region between the Tigris and...

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McClanahan Lecture: Death and Transfiguration

Oct. 25, 2021

Dr. Lansford shares about an unlikely witness to the tremendous cycles of collapse and recovery, death and renewal that have transformed central Rome beyond recognition down the centuries.

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