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Classics Department Events

  • The Department of Classics is pleased to present The President Francis Wayland Prize Exams in Latin and Ancient Greek. Typically these financial prizes are offered in the Spring semester and intended for first year undergraduate students; however since last year most first year students did not join Brown until the Spring, we thought it best to postpone the exams until Fall 2021 to give the incoming students a chance to take Classics language courses. As such, these exams will only be offered to class of 2024 undergraduate students.

    Both examinations last for one hour. This is a sight examination, so you may not use books or aids of any kind.

    There are three different exams (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), based on the students’ proficiency in ancient Greek or Latin. You must choose the exam that appropriately evaluates your level of ancient Greek or Latin aptitude.

    The competitive examinations for these prizes will take place at the below dates and times. For more information, please contact Professor Jay Reed at [email protected].


    Wayland Language Prize Exams:

    Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    Macfarlane House, room 101

    48 College Street


    Latin Exam: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

    Ancient Greek Exam: 1:00 – 2:00 pm


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  • The Classics DUG is excited to resume our on-campus movie events! This semester, we will be screening the Disney classic, “Hercules”. 

    In this retelling of the Greek myth, Hercules, the son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant by his evil uncle, Hades, and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

    This event is free and open to the Brown University community, but registration is required.  Join us for some popcorn, soda, and a good movie with the Classics DUG. We hope to see you there!


    Saturday, November 13, 2021
    2:00pm, Friedman 102

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    Brown University abides by public health guidance and health and safety protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event,includingcurrent University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).

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