Paul Kosmin awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 9, 2021

Paul Kosmin, Philip J. King Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2021–22 to write his book on "The Ancient Shore." Guggenheim Fellowships are open to all fields and therefore extremely hard to get. This year, Professor Kosmin was the only person listed under "Classics." See all recipients on the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website.

This very exciting news comes hot on the heels of the publication...

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Richard Thomas Mahindra lecture on YouTube

March 17, 2021

Professor Richard Thomas gave a paper on March 10, 2021 as part of the two Mahindra Humanities Seminars "Classical Traditions" and "Civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome." The talk, entitled “Viktor Pöschl’s Virgil and Fascist Aesthetics,” was recorded and is available for viewing on YouTube.

The talk was was well attended and was followed by lively and productive discussion. It focused on the ways in...

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Classics on the radio: J. Maya’s "Achilles Heel"

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Janani Krishnan-Jha '20 on the success of her first single, entitled "Achilles Heel," which generated over a million worldwide streams within a month of its release in January! She has just signed to Expand Music as their second artist after the hugely successful Conan Gray and is in discussions with the world’s biggest labels about a record deal. Long a fan of Greco-Roman mythology, Janani loved learning more about ancient Greek culture and its modern receptions when she took CLS-STDY 152: The Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece in Fall 2019. Listen...

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New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

January 29, 2021

The Department of the Classics at Harvard announces the following opportunities and initiatives designed to advance our community’s goals of diversity and inclusion. Prospective applicants and colleagues with questions about these programs are welcome to contact the Department Administrator Teresa Wu (

1. Summer School Scholarships for Intensive Ancient Greek or Latin at the Harvard Summer School

The Department of the Classics offers two scholarships to enable high school or...

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Alex Schultz elected to Fellowship in Cambridge 2021–24

December 1, 2020

Alexandra Schultz, a G-7 graduate student in Classical Philology, has been elected to a three-year Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge, where she will pursue her research on ancient libraries, gender and sexuality, and the history of scholarship. Warmest congratulations to Alex on this magnificent achievement!