Check out the new course offerings from the Department of Classics for Spring 2018!
"For all of those who may think that Chemistry and Classics have nothing to do with each other, we hope to change your mind!"
On October 21, the Notre Dame Classics Club and college football—two essential Notre Dame institutions—will come together, as Notre Dame faces off against the USC Trojans.
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.
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.
"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."
Faculty, students, and friends of Department of Classics and the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies enjoyed an opening reception at the home of Brian and Joan Krostenko.
Prof. T. Mazurek conducts research at the British Library.
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.…
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
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 and seniors Marissa Ray, Brendan Coyne, and Ann Gallagher presented their thesis research to the Department of Classics faculty and interested students last Friday.
The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) has begun its Spring 2017 fellowship recruitment cycle. All of the fellowships listed below will support postgraduate study and/or research starting in Fall 2018, but the application process begins this semester. Students are encouraged to consider these opportunities as a way to pursue their studies after graduation. Classics students may be interested in the following:…
"A Classics major helps in any field. It starts with history and language, but the studies branch out into literature, philosophy, politics, architecture, law, science, economics, and so on. It prepares you for any pursuit."
Several opportunities for further study of the Classics this summer are now accepting applications.
"I became a Greek and Roman Civilization and Pre-Health Studies major to learn more about a time period I found fascinating and prepare for medical school to become a doctor. I did not realize just how much overlap I would find and how instrumental Classics would be in my study of the sciences."
Applications are invited from specialists in Greek literature and culture, with a chief area of interest anywhere from Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity, for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Notre Dame, to begin in August 2017.
"Classics isn’t necessarily something you just study; it’s something that can influence the very way you understand the world and live your life."
Tom Hite '16 spent eight months in Europe on three different ventures all funded and accessed through the Department of Classics and Notre Dame.