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Notre Dame Classics Well-Represented at CAMWS 2018

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Author: Department of Classics

The 114th Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) will take place April 11-14, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event will feature no less than five members of the Notre Dame Department of Classics – four graduate students and one faculty member.

Classics Soccer Game

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Author: Department of Classics

Last week, the Department of Classics and Classics Club hosted a soccer game where the faculty and graduate students faced off against the undergraduates.

Anna Chang

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Author: Department of Classics

"The ability of the Greeks and Romans to innovate and create these advanced societies is so captivating, and their ancient world has influenced our own modern practices in ways that are impossible to overlook."

Department of Classics Attends the Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Author: Department of Classics

In early October, the Department of Classics and Classics Club of Notre Dame went to see Orphée et Eurydice, performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago featuring the Joffrey Ballet.

Hannah Naguib and Daniel O'Neill

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Author: Department of Classics

"For all of those who may think that Chemistry and Classics have nothing to do with each other, we hope to change your mind!"

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

Prof. T. Mazurek, British Library

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."

Professor David Hernandez Awarded Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship

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Author: Department of Classics

David Hernandez has been awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship from Harvard University. During a sabbatical leave supported by the prestigious fellowship, Hernandez will complete a monograph entitled The Archaeology of Butrint: From the Depths of the Roman Forum for Cambridge University Press.

Honors Students Present Their Senior Theses

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Author: Department of Classics

Honors students and seniors Marissa Ray, Brendan Coyne, and Ann Gallagher presented their thesis research to the Department of Classics faculty and interested students last Friday.