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Anna Cambron and Ben Lafond elected to Phi Beta Kappa

November 22, 2021

PBK keyAnna Cambron, a concentrator in Classical Languages and Literatures, and Ben Lafond, a joint concentrator in Linguistics and Classical Languages and Literatures, and are among the Class of 2022 “Senior 48" elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations, Anna and Ben!

Jeremy Swist Mahindra Lecture: Fascist Receptions of Antiquity in Metal Music

November 18, 2021

Dr. Jeremy J. Swist gave a paper entitled “Fascist Receptions of Antiquity in Metal Music” on October 19, 2021 as part of the Mahindra Humanities Seminar “Classical Traditions and Receptions.” Dr. Swist is a lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University, and holds a PhD. in Classics from the University of Iowa. He has published on historiography, rhetoric, philosophy, and medicine under the Roman Empire, as well as the reception of Greece, Rome, and Byzantium in heavy metal, including a chapter on Sparta in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Metal Music...

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Loeb Classical Library Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

November 2, 2021

The Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library are pleased to announce the opening of the portal for applications for the second year of the Loeb Classical Library Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships. You can find information on the the names and project titles of last year's fellows, as well as information about applying, on the fellowship website. The application link will be available starting on November 8.

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Classical Continuum: a new open access publication

October 28, 2021

The Classics Department announces the launch of a new publication, Classical Continuum, an open-access, rapid publication platform for new research on classical civilizations. Classical Continuum embraces a notion of the "classical" that includes not just the texts and monuments of Ancient Greece and Rome, but also those of the cultures associated with Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Chinese, Mayan, and many other languages. Readers can begin exploring the publication at the...

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Job Opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Ancient History

July 22, 2021

The Department of the Classics is pleased to announce an opening for a Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate) Professor in Ancient History. View the full job announcement.

Applications are invited from candidates specializing in any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The appointment...

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Curtis Dozier Mahindra Lecture: Classical Athens and Contemporary White Ethnonationalism (video)

May 14, 2021

Professor Curtis Dozier gave a paper “Classical Athens and Contemporary White Ethnonationalism" on April 27, 2021 as part of the Mahindra Humanities Seminar "Classical Traditions" and as the second installment of a number of ongoing presentations on treating the Classics in the context of the rise of extreme forms nationalism and racism. Professor Dozier is Director of the website “Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics,” which since 2017 has documented examples of...

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