Classics Department News and Events

Classics 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. 

See accounts of our Academic Year 2013-2014 Classics events,  including Classics Jeopardy, a holiday party, Arboretum tour and more. 

Academic Year 2014-2015 Classics events

‌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 department Latin botanical tour of the ArboretumSeptember 24, 4 - 5.30 p.m.: Botanical Latin tour of the Caroline Black Garden (pictured at left)

October 8, 4:45 p.m.: Join us for a guided tour of Lyman Allyn Museum's exhibition "Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World."
Information about the exhibition can be found here:

October 31, Noon - 1.30 p.m., Hood Dining Room: Halloween Classics Open House!  Join Classics faculty, majors and minors to learn about Classics, Latin, and Greek courses, departmental news and events. Prize will be awarded to the best costume inspired by the Greek and Roman worlds.

November 12, 4.30 - 5.30 p.m., Oliva Hall: Homer's "Odyssey" in Performance  A 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which tells the story of Homer's "Odyssey" in a series of 24 short songs.

Sir Granville Bantock, Sappho: Nine Fragments for Contralto
November 15, 8 p.m., Yale University's Greenberg Center
391 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Narrative and recitation added. Kirsten Kane (soprano); Irina Nuzova (piano); Jeffrey Duban (narration, and author of "the Lesbian Lyre: Sappho reclaimed for the 21st Century")

December 4, 4.30 - 5.30 p.m., Hood Dining Room: Classics Jeopardy Game. Categories will include classical mythology, Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, and ancient philosophy. Prize to be awarded to the best team.