Call for submissions: 2013 David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History

The David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History

Instituted by Isabelle Pingree and Brown University in 2011 to honor the distinguished career of her late husband Professor David E. Pingree, University Professor and Professor of the History of Mathematics and of Classics at Brown University until his death in 2005. This prize will be awarded to the Brown undergraduate from any concentration who presents the best paper in a given year dealing with the rigorous intellectual traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds and their textual sources (including mainly, but not only, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Akkadian).

Guidelines for submissions: 

(Distributed December 12, 2012)


The Brown Classical Journal invites all undergraduates with an interest in Classics to submit works relevant to the ancient world and its traditions in subsequent eras.  We also welcome submissions that treat the cultures of any ancient society, East or West, that touch on Greco-Roman antiquity.
Submissions may include research papers, essays, translations, poetry, original photographs, artwork, & creative pieces.
Deadline:  Dec 22, 2012
Email submissions to:  KITTYPUCCI@COX.NET

(Distributed November 13, 2012)

2012 Language Prize

Francis Wayland Language Prize Exams 2012:


The Classics Department presents the 2012-2013 Language Prize Exams...

During the month of November the Classics Department will host 2 Language Prize Exams.  Exams are open to students of the class of 2016 ONLY.

Monday, November 12th @ 4:00pm
Location:  MacFarlane 102

Tuesday, November 13th@ 4:00pm
Location:  MacFarlane 101

Email for more information

(Distributed October 26, 2012)

Vacancy: Greek Historian (Associate or Full Professor Rank)

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a senior Hellenist (Associate or Full Professor) with a specialization in ancient Greek History. The successful candidate will teach Greek history as well as Classical Greek language and literature. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of Greek history.

Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least five references.

Please submit application materials online at

(Distributed October 22, 2012)

Alumna awarded 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

Alumna Madeline Miller:


BBC   30 May 2012

Alumna awarded 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

Alumna Madeline Miller was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Song of Achilles. At the awards ceremony May 30, 2012, Miller received £30,000 (about $46,000) and the “Bessie,” a limited-edition bronze figurine. The Song of Achilles retells the story of Patroclus and the legendary warrior Achilles from their first meeting as children to their deaths at the siege of Troy.  Miller worked on the book for 10 years while teaching Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students.

(Distributed June 18, 2012)