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Professor Weiss’ new edited volume is published

December 16, 2021
Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds, co-edited by Naomi Weiss and Lauren Curtis, has just been published by Cambridge University Press! The volume explores, across chronological, geographical, and disciplinary boundaries, music’s role in discourses of cultural memory and commemoration in Greco-Roman societies. It’s been long in the making: the idea began years ago within the Department of the Classics, when Naomi was a visiting student and became firm friends with Lauren, who was in the graduate program here; the project then really took off as a result of a... Read more about Professor Weiss’ new edited volume is published

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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