Classics Department News and Events

Classics 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 Academic Year 2013-2014 Classics events,  including Classics Jeopardy, a holiday party, Arboretum tour and more. 

Academic Year 2014-2015 Classics events

‌Join us for our Second Annual Classics Halloween Open House on Friday October 31, 2014 from 12-1.30pm in Hood Dining Room. 

Come meet the Classics faculty, and find out more about the Classics program and upcoming courses. Talk with faculty and students about study abroad opportunities. Learn about upcoming Classics events on campus and the surrounding area, including a museum and theater trip to New York City in the spring.

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, especially one inspired by the Greek and Roman worlds. A prize will be given to the best Classics-inspired costume! Dress up as Socrates, a Roman emperor, a cruel goddess, an innocent victim, a mythological monstrosity, a gladiator! View the Halloween event poster. 

‌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.

Classics department Latin botanical tour of the ArboretumSept. 24, 4 - 5:30 p.m.: Botanical Latin tour of the Caroline Black Garden (pictured at left)

Oct. 8, 4:45 p.m.: Join us for a guided tour of Lyman Allyn Museum's exhibition "Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World."
Information about the exhibition can be found here:

Oct. 31, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Hood Dining Room: Halloween Classics Open House!  Join Classics faculty, majors and minors to learn about Classics, Latin, and Greek courses, departmental news and events. Prize will be awarded to the best costume inspired by the Greek and Roman worlds. View the Halloween event poster.

poster for performance of Odyssey by Joe GoodkinNov. 12, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Oliva Hall: Homer's "Odyssey" in Performance  A 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which tells the story of Homer's "Odyssey" in a series of 24 short songs. View the Odyssey event poster.

Sir Granville Bantock, Sappho: Nine Fragments for Contralto
Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Yale University's Greenberg Center
391 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Narrative and recitation added. Kirsten Kane (soprano); Irina Nuzova (piano); Jeffrey Duban (narration, and author of "the Lesbian Lyre: Sappho reclaimed for the 21st Century")

Dec. 4, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Hood Dining Room: Classics Jeopardy Game. Categories will include classical mythology, Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, and ancient philosophy. Prize to be awarded to the best team.