Students apply what they learn about Classics at Connecticut College in papers as part of their courses (the best essays are sometimes worth consideration for publication) and in honors theses under the direction of a Classics faculty member. Some recent honors theses have been on the topics such as:
- the use of classical myths in modern film
- the development of philosophical method in Plato's dialogues
- Creation myths in Greek and Hebrew sacred tales
Connecticut College professors are active scholars whose publications and public lectures reflect their varied intellectual interests.
- Professor Eric Adler is interested in parallels between ancient and modern attitudes toward power. His work focuses on Greek and Latin prose, in addition to the classical tradition. He has published a book on enemy speeches in Roman historiography. He is currently writing a monograph that examines the ways in which the academic culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s influenced the study of Greco-Roman antiquity in America.
- Professor Richard Moorton has published articles on Aristophanes, Euripides, Virgil, and Eugene O'Neill, and has edited two books. His recent work includes research and lectures on the definition and propagation of the Liberal Arts in education in the small college today and the nature of ancient tragedy and the special problems that Eugene O'Neill faced in adapting tragic drama to the cultural climate of the modern American stage. These lectures are available on http://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/classics/.
Department of Classics
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196