This year, the Classics Department is proud to announce that Erika Valdivieso has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award representing the humanities. Erika's dissertation, “The Virgilian Tradition in Colonial Latin America,” utilizes Latin, Spanish and Portuguese sources to reconstruct the context in which Latin poetry was taught, received, and produced in colonial Latin America.
"Thanks to Dad we came to appreciate how much the words and deeds of the ancients define who we are. It's really no coincidence that we both studied Classics at Brown. Still, we arrived at the Classics Department from rather different directions." [story by Benjamin Nacar '12 and Sylvia Nacar '20]
Christopher has been accepted as a field bibliographer in Modern Greek literature for the MLA International Bibliography. This project, run by the Modern Language Association, acts as a database for publications in areas relevant to modern languages and their literatures
“For the last thirteen years, I’ve been working on a new theory of tragedy where risk is the dramatic fulcrum of the action. Why risk?—risk is just so fascinating that someone had to build a theory of drama around it.
Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department has made the difficult decision to cancel all events for the rest of the academic year. The health and safety of our community are the main concern for the department. When events have been rescheduled, we will update our website and resume sending invitations via our mailing list.