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Is ‘The Lost City of Alexander the Great’ Actually Alexander’s?

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Author: Department of Classics

An ancient city was recently discovered in the Qalatga Darband settlement in Iraq and is thought by some to be a "Lost City of Alexander the Great." Professor Christopher Baron weighs in on the controversy in this excerpt from an article in the Daily Beast.

SROP student conducts research with Classics faculty

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Author: Department of Classics

This summer, Professors Christopher Baron and John Fitzgerald (Theology) served as co-advisors to Haley Wilson-Lemmon, an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University. Haley visited Notre Dame after winning admission to the Summer Research Opportunity Program.

Classics Colloquium, Fall 2017

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Author: Olivia May

The Department of Classics will be holding a Classics Colloquium this fall. All talks will take place in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Friday talks will be followed by snacks and drinks in 303 O'Shaughnessy.
 

Mary McNulty

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Author: Department of Classics

"In the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad at the ICCS in Rome, and I was able to put my study of Classics in its context. When I had class on site, it unified what I had learned in my Latin and archaeology courses. Nothing compares to discussing Roman topography while in the Roman forum."

Shaun Evans

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Author: Olivia May

"In addition to Classics, I’m also a major in Theology and Philosophy, and my interest in philosophically-informed theology written in Latin or Greek gives me some strong medieval interests."

Prof. T. Mazurek

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Author: Department of Classics

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Prof. T. Mazurek conducts research at the British Library.

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All Roads Lead to Rome

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Author: Department of Classics

Professor Hernandez and students in the All Roads Lead to Rome course explore the Roman imperial palace complex on the Palatine. The photo, with the Colosseum in the background, includes Classics undergraduate student, Mary McNulty (rightmost), who completed the ICCS program and now serves as TA for the course.…

Arabic Major C.J. Pine named 2017 valedictorian

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Author: Sue Lister

Caleb “C.J.” Pine has been named valedictorian of the 2017 University of Notre Dame graduating class. He is an Arabic major in the Department of Classics, as well as a peace studies major and PPE minor. 

Medieval Latin Class Travels to Milan

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Author: Olivia May

This spring, Professor Hildegund Müller’s Introduction to Medieval Latin course travelled to Milan to study manuscripts at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Their visit offered the opportunity to not only handle manuscripts and codices in person, but also explore the historic city and its culture.

Reaffirming Latin's Relevance: the Prize of the Pontifical Academies

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Author: Department of Classics

This year's Vatican humanities award, the Prize of the Pontifical Academies, confirms that Latin is indeed still relevant: its themes this year include methodological approaches to the teaching of Latin and the reception of Christian Latin between the medieval and modern eras. 

Support the Department of Classics through Notre Dame Day

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Author: Department of Classics

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The Notre Dame Day fundraising competition raises money for departments and groups around campus. With a $10 donation, you can help the Department of Classics receive part of the event's $1 Million Challenge Fund.

Tracey Schirra

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Author: Department of Classics

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"I bounced around various science majors, trying to find something that had both the rigid certitude and challenge of science, and a creative, critical thinking aspect. I took a Latin course and quickly realized I had found what I was looking for."

Caitlin Riley

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Author: Department of Classics

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"I was once told that the fact that I am a Classics major could be a 'fun fact,' even when no one else’s majors were their 'fun fact.' I think that this explains why I chose Classics."