"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."
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Join the Department of Classics for a trip to see Orphée et Eurydice at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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.
"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 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.…
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.
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.
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.