Classics’ Professor Eccleston Co-Hosting Conference: Racing the Classics

Classics Professor Sasha-Mae Eccleston is currently organizing a conference to take place at Princeton University in March. 

Co-organized by Professor Dan-el Padilla of Princeton, Racing the Classics is a working ​conference dedicated to using and developing critical theories of race and ethnicity in all aspects of the field​.  ​ 

​The event seeks to pave new paths forward for what counts as knowledge in Classics and how we work together to produce that knowledge. 

Racing the Classics will be held at Princeton University, March 16 – 17 2018. 

For more information, please contact Professor Eccleston.

(Distributed January 8, 2018)

Classics Holds its 70th Latin Carol Celebration

On the evening of Monday, December 4, 2017, the Department of Classics held our 70th Annual Latin Carol Celebration. This longstanding tradition is a community favorite, as it bring people from all over the region! It was an awesome night of traditional Carols, Latin readings, Greek readings, Sanskrit, and even some guest performances by the Brown Madrigal Singers and the Chattertocks.


(Distributed December 7, 2017)

Professor Papaioannou’s Book Featured as “Translation of the Month”

Congratulations to Professor Papaioannou!  His recent publication, Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes, is featured as Translation of the Month on the Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index website.  Feminae is a website that covers various publications on the topic of women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.  Prof. Papaioannou’s book is a critical edition and translation of six texts featuring stories of extraordinary women (and men), in tales of transgression and violence, punishment and love, all taking place a little before the year 1000 CE.

(Distributed October 12, 2017)

Ancient History Graduate Student Awarded Provost Proctorship in Academic Administration

Sam Caldis, doctoral candidate in Ancient History, was named to the Provost Proctorship in Academic Administration for the Fall 2017 semester.  The Proctorship, created through the Office of the Provost's Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and hosted by the Office of the Provost, offers doctoral students hands-on experience in higher education administration. In this proctorship, the student will be exposed to the analysis, negotiation and decision-making involved in on-the-ground implementation of the University’s strategic priorities.

(Distributed October 3, 2017)