ECS Alumnus Josh Noble Receives Shaheen Award in the Humanities

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Author: Department of Classics

Congratulations to Josh Noble, alumnus of the MA in Early Christian Studies program and current Ph.D. student in the Department of Theology, for successfully defending his dissertation and receiving the Shaheen Award in the Humanities this week.

Perform at the Sound of Classics!

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On Thursday April 12, 7-9 pm, the Department of Classics and Notre Dame Classics Club are hosting our somewhat annual Sound of Classics, a variety show featuring Classics-themed skits, musical and theatrical performances, Greek and Latin recitations, rap, and more!

Congratulations to Senior Thesis Writers

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Author: Department of Classics

Congratulations to our senior thesis writers, who presented their work to the department last Friday.

Upcoming Visit by Dr. Franz Fischer

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Author: Department of Classics

Dr. Franz Fischer, associate director of the Cologne Center for eHumanities, will be visiting the University from February 5 through 15 as part of the ongoing project in the Digital Schoolbook.

Saturnalia Celebration

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Author: Department of Classics

This December, the Department of Classics and Classics Club celebrated the end of the fall semester with their annual Saturnalia party.

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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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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"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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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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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.

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."

Prof. T. Mazurek

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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.…

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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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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"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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"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."