News & Events

Classics News


Greeks and Romans for Spring 2015 is now available in PDF format.


The 2014-2015 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF.


For the 2013-2014 edition, click here


The department is now on Facebook! Check it out for event announcements, photos, and more.


New pages recently added to our website: Friends of Classics, a listing of events for the Friends of Classics, and Faculty Bookshelf, a selection of recent publications by our faculty.

Spring Term 2015

January 22 (Thurs.) Dee L. Clayman, the Graduate Center of CCNY. "Queens and Goddesses in Hellenistic Egypt."  5:00 PM, Rouss 403. (Constantine Lecture)

February 4 (Wed.) Alexander Mazarakis Anian, University of Thessaly. (Kress Lecture, AIA)

February 12 (Thurs.) Jenny Strauss Clay, Classics, UVa. "How to Recognize a Homeric God." 5:00 PM, Gibson Room. (Classics Undergraduate Lecture)

March 5 (Thurs.) Dimitri Gutas, Yale University. "The Making of the Western Canon: Greek into Arabic." (Medieval Studies)

March 17 (Tues.) Christiane Reitz, University of Rostock. "Beginning and Ending the Infinite.  The Poet and the Catalogue." 5:00 PM, Gibson Room

March 20 (Fri.) Stephen Harrison, Oxford University. "Lyric and Tragedy in Horace, Odes 2.1." 5:00 PM, Gibson Room

March 20-21 (Fri.-Sat.) Digital Humanities Conference: "Moving People, Linking Lives."  For information see: http://movingpeoplelinkinglives.org/about/

April 11 (Sat.) Graduate Colloquium: "A Game of Thrones: Succession in the Ancient World." Keynote speaker: Professor Karl Galinsky, University of Texas.

April 16 -17 (Thurs.-Fri.) Conference: "Books and Readers in the Pre-Modern World." (Religious Studies)

April 20 (Mon.) Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania. "Writing with Posterity in Mind: Thucydides and Tacitus on secession." 5:00 PM, Rouss Hall 403 (Stocker Lecture)

April 22 (Wed.) Elizabeth Meyer, History Department, UVa.




Fall Term 2014


  • September 16 (Tues.) Richard J. A. Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "The World in Roman Sundials: Space, Time, Identity." 5:30 PM, Campbell Hall 153. (AIA Lecture)
  • September 24 (Wed.) Chris Celenza, Johns Hopkins University. "Machiavelli Today: Why He Matters Now." 6:00 PM, Minor Hall. (Co-sponsored by Classics)
  • September 25 (Thurs.) Carin Green, University of Iowa. "Saving the Appearances: Varro and Republican Roman Religion." 5:00 PM, Cocke Hall, Gibson Room. (Classics Alumni Lectures)
  • October 9 (Thurs.) Marcello Carastro, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. "Shining Bonds. Agalmata in Archaic Greece." 5:00 PM, Cocke Hall, Gibson Room. (History, Art and Archaeology, and Classics)
  • October 21 (Tues.) Emily Albu, UC Davis/UVA Classics. "The Medieval Peutinger Map." 5:00 PM, Rouss Hall 403. (Medieval Studies Lecture)
  • October 23 (Thurs.) Marcello Carastro, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. "Writing War: The Case of Thucydides." 5:00 PM, Cocke Hall, Gibson Room. (History, Art and Archaeology, and Classics)
  • October 30 (Thurs.) Marcello Carastro, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. "Spoken and Written Words. Comparative Thoughts on Greek Divination." 5:00 PM, Cocke Hall, Gibson Room. (History, Art and Archaeology, and Classics)
  • November 13 (Thurs.) Kathleen Kennedy, Penn State Brandywine. "Old Media Studies: New Media in Old Skins." Place and Time TBA. (Medieval Studies and Scholar's Lab)
  • November 20 (Thurs.) Paul Barolsky, UVA Dept. of Art. "Selections from an Imaginary Museum of Ovidian Art." 5:30 PM, Rouss Hall 403. (Friends of Classics)


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