Classics Research Project receives funding from ND Provost

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Thanks to a grant from the Provost's office, the international project on the history of Latin school books is planning a series of workshops and lectures. The Digital School Book Project, directed by Prof. Bloomer, ND,  and by Prof. Andrew Irving of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, is finalizing an online resource for study of the late ancient and medieval texts, commentaries, and translations of the Distichs of Cato

Shaun Evans, 2018 Classics Supplementary Major named 2021 Lilly Graduate Fellow

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Author: Department of Classics

“Shaun is an outstanding example of a bright mind formed by the humanities at Notre Dame, having studied in the theology, philosophy and classics departments during his time here. We are exceptionally pleased that his intellectual curiosity, diligent work ethic and commitment to integrating faith and learning have been recognized by the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program,” said Smith.…

Register for Intermediate Greek with James (Jimmy) White

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Author: Department of Classics

Jimmy White is a doctoral student in the Program in Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. His primary research interests include Homeric epic, Attic tragedy, and emotions in the ancient world. Jimmy is a grateful alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in Classics and PLS as an undergraduate and also earned an MTS. A philologist at heart, Jimmy credits his love of words and ancient texts to the caring faculty of the Classics Department. 

"Butrint 7: Beyond Butrint" published by Prof. David Hernandez

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Butrint 7 David Hernandez

Presenting new archaeological studies from recent fieldwork, this volume throws new light on the archaeology and history of the Pavllas River Valley, the Mediterranean alluvial plain in the territory of Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, in southwestern Albania. It gives prominence for the first time to two important sites, Kalivo and Çuka e Aitoit, which are here reinterpreted and shown to have played major roles in the early history of Butrint as it evolved in the later first millennium BC to emerge as the key city of Chaonia in Epirus. Butrint 7 also presents the full excavation report of the Late Bronze Age and Hellenistic fortified site of Mursi, in addition to other archaeological surveys and excavations in the hinterland of Butrint, including the Roman villa maritima at Diaporit, the villa suburbana on the Vrina Plain, and Roman sites on Alinura Bay and at the Customs House, as well as new surveys of the early modern Triangular Fortress and a survey to locate the lost Venetian village of Zarópulo. It also includes a new study of the Hellenistic bronze statuette of Pan found on Mount Mile and of his sanctuary at Butrint. The volume concludes with a comprehensive reassessment of the Pavllas River Valley in relation to Butrint, from the Palaeolithic to the modern eras, examining how dominion, territory, environment and the ‘corrupting sea’ reshaped Butrint and its fluvial corridor diachronically and particularly brought profound territorial, economic and social alterations under the Roman Empire.

 

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).…

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

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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.

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.  …

Job Opening

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We cordially invite applications for the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Professorship in Classics at the University of Notre Dame, to begin July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from Hellenists to be hired at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure), particularly those who specialize in Greek poetry of the Archaic or Classical periods or who would otherwise complement existing departmental strengths. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent and should already have significant records of publication, teaching, and service. Strong applications from candidates currently at the rank of Assistant Professor will also be considered. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek language and literature, and to offer courses in classical literature and culture in translation. The teaching load is two courses per semester.…

Fall 2019: Ancient Heroes from Achilles to Luke Skywalker

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In this class, ancient texts and recent movies will introduce us to the lives of these ancient heroes and heroines, from Achilles through to Luke Skywalker. By studying them we will come to understand their ideals and ambitions, and compare them to our own ideals and ambitions. This class will raise this and similar questions. Finally, in the last part of the class, we will compare these heroes and heroines with Christian heroes, such as Dante in the Divine Comedy

ECS Alumnus Josh Noble Receives Shaheen Award in the Humanities

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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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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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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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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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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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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!"