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New! Winter Session 2021

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Author: Sherry Reichold

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Minding the gap with Greek Prose and Slide to the next Latin level

1. Minding the gap with Greek Prose, 2 credits
Come, enjoy some great Greek prose with Prof. Baron and Prof. Tagliabue and get ready for taking advanced Greek in the spring.

We'll read Greek passages from Plato, Xenophon, Lysias and Lucian. The class will meet for 15 sessions over 4 weeks. Sessions will last 100 minutes (15x100 = 1500 contact minutes = 2 credit hours) and will consist of live instruction – translating Greek texts, reviewing grammar and syntax, discussing stylistic features.…

Augustinus, Enarrationes in Psalmos 61-70, edited by Hildegund Müller

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Enarrationes

Augustine’s commentaries on Psalm 61-70 are mostly based on sermons. In this edition, a special emphasis was laid on the adequate presentation of Augustine’s expressive and nuanced oral style. Each commentary is accompanied by an introduction, in which the known facts on time, date and liturgical circumstances are presented, as well as a precisely reconstructed version of the text of Augustine’s Psalter(s).…

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, awarded to Dr. Aldo Tagliabue

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Author: Sherry Reichold

The Department of Classics extends its congratulations to Dr. Aldo Tagliabue, assistant professor, for his recent award of a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.  This is a 12-month-long fellowship based at the University of Giessen (Germany).

In Gießen, Dr. Tagliabue will be hosted by Professor Peter Von Möllendorff and will

Award for Excellence in Classics

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Author: Sherry Reichold

Congratulations to Joshua Anthony, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Classical Studies for 2020 in the Department of Classics!  Well done.…

CAMWS Award

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This years CAMWS award (Classical Association of the Middle West and South) was bestowed upon Connor Reilly in the Department of Classics. This award is given to a graduating senior for outstanding accomplishment in undergraduate classical studies.  Congratulations, Connor!…

New Course, Fall 2020: Eternal Rome: Archaeology Fulfills the History Requirement

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Author: Department of Classics

Two thousand years ago, Rome was the capital of an empire stretching across the Mediterranean, from England, Spain and North Africa to Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Built from the wealth of its expansive dominion, it was the greatest metropolis on earth, at the center of a vast web of interconnected regions and cultures. The city has remained the focus of the Catholic Church and Christianity in Europe for more than 1500 years.

New Course, Fall 2020: Rebels in Myth: from Antigone to the Joker: it fulfills the Literature Requirement

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Author: Sherry Reichold

This class will explore the myths of famous rebels, from Prometheus who challenges the divine order, to Antigone and Medea, both of whom publicly blame the male-centric Athenian society for not giving voice to women and foreigners, and, finally, to Socrates and Plato, who condemn the contemporary world for its contentment with appearances and disinterest in the truth. Since these rebels are still relevant to our society, the discussion of their stories will be combined with modern, contemporary renderings of the same myths, and with the study of rebels in contemporary superheroes stories, such as The Joker and Green Goblin. 

Dale Parker, Alumnus

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Dale Parker, Classics Alumnus (2013), is currently in his first year of his ecclesiastical doctorate in Theology at Pontifica Università della Santa Croce in Rome.  …