Classics Department News and Events
The classics department sponsors and cosponsors lectures from visiting scholars every year. The students have an opportunity both to attend the lectures and to discuss the topic informally with the visitors. Many events are organized with the help of the classics department's Latin fellow.
For up-to-date information and final details on classics department lectures and activities and all College events, please consult the Online Calendar of Events.
Classics trivia night and holiday party
Fall 2013 events
October 5: Latin Arboretum Tour. (Read more at Recent Classics Events.)
October 31: Classics Halloween Open House. About 60 students and faculty (many costumed!) gathered to learn about classics courses, meet the faculty, enjoy pizza and chocolate, and give feedback on desired future courses and events.
November 6 and 7, 7-9pm. Cupcake Sale Classics Fundraiser. Postcards with the Spring 2014 Classics courses and information about the Classics student club accompanied each cupcake.
November 21: Student Movie Screening of "Hercules."
Tentative schedule of events for Spring 2014
February 2014 (dates TBA): Classics 3-day Film Festival, including movies and documentaries on Ancient Rome with introductions by professors Myers, Beasley and Papathanasopoulou.
February 26, 4.30-6.30 p.m.: Lecture on Roman Culture by Prof. James Uden of Boston University, in the Charles Chu Room. Open to the public and the College community.
March 5, 4-6 p.m.: Latin Table and Discussion about Graduate School. Students will be able to converse in Latin with the help of two graduate students from Columbia University who have experience in Latin speaking tables.
April 2: 11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. Classics Spring Open House. An opportunity to learn more about courses on Ancient Greece and Rome offered in 2014-15.
April 5: Tour of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, followed by a Theater Performance of Aeschylus' Libation Bearers. Professors Alchermes, Myers, Papathanasopoulou and Beasley will accompany the tour.
Late April 2014 (date TBA): Latin Poetry Recitation Contest.
Department of Classics
Email Robert Proctor, Acting Chair 2013-2014