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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!