Carnelian gem, possibly Arsinoe II

2022 Fountain Symposium

Dec. 12, 2021

Ninth Annual Celia M. Fountain Symposium Women and Power in the Age of Alexander Saturday I March 5, 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...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

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...

Montage of archaeological architectural drawings

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.

colorado classics day 2019 (courtesy, T. Lansford)

Colorado Classics Day 2021

Sept. 25, 2021

Please join us for Colorado Classics Day on September 25th!

Painting of the Reconstruction Of The Acropolis AndAreopagus In Athens by Leo Von Klenze

Learning From the Past: Classics and the Contemporary World

May 25, 2021

May 25th - Celia M. Fountain Webinar - Explore contemporary political and social issues, including the nature of populism and authoritarianism and the treatment of disenfranchised groups, through the lens of ancient Athens and its extraordinary democracy.

michael ventris and the Pylos Tablet An35

McClanahan Lecture: Cracking a Late Bronze Age Code

April 15, 2021

Dr. Nakassis will review how the decipherment of Linear B happened and what insights it continues to provide to scholars of early Greece, almost 70 years after Michael Ventris’ magnificent discovery.

Bocklin's painting of the cyclops, polyphemus battling Odysseus

McClanahan Lecture: Nobody's Monster

Feb. 18, 2021

Dr. Callier explores the Cyclops' appearances from archaic Greece to the early Roman Empire. Thursday, February 18th at 7pm.

woman sitting on chair with raven

McClanahan Essay Prize: Maternal Dreams

Feb. 4, 2021

Our 2020 McClanahan Essay Prize winner, Florencia Foxley, discusses the power of Maternity in ancient Greek literature. Thursday, February 4th at 5pm.

Roman Emperor Augustus from Narona, Croatia

Across a Narrow Sea: Ancient Greeks and Romans in the eastern Adriatic

Dec. 2, 2020

Often neglected by Classical scholars, the coastal region of Dalmatia in southern Croatia held significant appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans for over a thousand years.

Landscape of the Western Argolid region of Southern Greece

McClanahan Lecture: In the Shadow of Argos

Nov. 5, 2020

Come and hear how this area of Southern Greece has responded to the tides of 6,000 years of inhabited history.

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