News & Events

Classics News


Greeks and Romans for Fall 2014 is now available in PDF format.


The 2013-2014 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF.


For the 2012-2013 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 2014


  • Jan. 21 (Tues.) Irene Lemos (Oxford), 'Out of the Dark: Lefkandi in Euboea after 1200 BCE.' 5:30 PM, Place TBA. (AIA Lecture)
  • March 5 (Wed.) Michael Meckler (Ohio State), 'Dog Breeds in Classical Antiquity.' 5:30 PM, 403 Rouss Hall (Friends of Classics Talk)
  • March 19 (Wed.) Jane Alison (UVA English), will give a reading from her new book, Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid." The talk will be followed by discussion. 4:00 PM, Harrison/Small Auditorium (Sponsored by Friends of Classics and the Virginial Festival of the Book)
  • Mar. 20 (Thurs.) Daniel Mendelsohn (Bard College) will read from his work, "An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic." 6:00 PM, Harrison/Small Auditorium. (Virginia Festival Of the Book)
  • March 22 (Sat.) 18th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium: "Imagining the Edge: Peripheral Spaces and Marginal Voices in the Ancient World." Keynote Speaker: Professor Erich S. Gruen, University of California Berkeley. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Minor Hall 151
  • March 24 (Mon.) Jon Solomon (Illinois), 'Ovid's Influence on the Opera.' 5:00 PM, Rouss 403 (Lecture series in the Ovidian Tradition)
  • March 25 (Tues.) Simon James (Leicester), 'Ancient Rome and the Clash of Civilizations: Or, the Curious History of Artifact H278.' 5:30 PM, Place TBA. (AIA Lecture)
  • March 27-29 (Thurs.-Sat.) International conference 'Tracking Hermes/Mercury.' Twenty-one talks over an evening and two full days at an event promising to be both hermetic and mercurial.
  • April 10 (Thurs.) Edward Champlin (Princeton), 'Tiberius from Myth to History.' 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall (Stocker Lecture)
  • April 14 (Mon.) Ewen Bowie (Oxford), 'Cultic Contexts for the Performance of Early Greek Elegy?' 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall
  • April 17 (Thurs.) James Clackson (Cambridge), 'Tracking Social Variation in the Language of Greek and Roman Literature.' 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall
  • April 18 (Fri.) James Clackson (Cambridge), 'Language Families and Language Contact: Latin, Sabellian and Greek.' 4:00 pm, Cocke Hall 115
  • APril 25 (Fri.) Richard Seaford (Exeter), Title: TBA. 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall


  • If you would like to be added to the events mailing list, please send your name, address, and e-mail address to classics@virginia.edu .