Classics Department News and Events
The classics department sponsors and cosponsors lectures from visiting scholars every year. The students have an opportunity both to attend the lectures and to discuss the topic informally with the visitors. Many events are organized with the help of the classics department's Latin fellow.
See accounts of our events of Fall 2013, including Classics Jeopardy, a holiday party, Arboretum tour and more.
Spring 2014 Classics events
For up-to-date information and final details on classics department lectures and activities and all College events, please consult the Online Calendar of Events.
February 6, 4.30-6.30 p.m.: Classics Jeopardy Spring 2014
March 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Latin Table and Discussion about Graduate School. Learn how to converse in Latin with the help of two graduate students from Columbia University who have experience in Latin speaking tables.
March 31, 4.30-6.30 p.m.: Lecture, "Grief and Mourning in Ancient Rome" by Prof. James Uden of Boston University. Charles Chu Room, Shain Library. Open to the public and the College community. View the Classics Lecture - Death and the Romans.
April 2: 11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. Classics Spring Open House. An opportunity to learn more about courses on Ancient Greece and Rome to be offered in 2014-15. Voice your interests, ask questions, meet the Classics faculty, have fun! Blaustein Humanities Center, Faculty Lounge. View the Classics Spring 2014 Open House event poster.
April 5: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tour of the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, followed by a Theater Performance of Aeschylus' Libation Bearers. Professors Alchermes, Myers, Papathanasopoulou and Beasley will accompany the tour.
May 4: Latin Arboretum tour. An Arboretum tour focusing on the Latin names of the blooming trees and flowers around campus.
Department of Classics
Email Robert Proctor, Acting Chair 2013-2014