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Bok Center Teaching Awards, Spring Semester 2016

September 28, 2016

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning has announced their awards for teaching fellows and lecturers from the Spring Semester 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Brigitte Libby for receiving a Certificate of Excellence (awarded to lecturers and preceptors) for her General Education course, Culture & Belief 35. Classical Mythology.

Congratulations to all of the graduate student Teaching Fellows who received Read more about Bok Center Teaching Awards, Spring Semester 2016

Luke Kelly (Photo by George E. Clark)

Classics concentrator wins national award

September 2, 2016

Luke Kelly, Classics Concentrator in the Class of 2019, has won the National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest, under the joint auspices of the National Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Library of Congress. His exhibit is called 'A Collection of Eugene Walter, King of the Monkeys.' He had already won an equivalent award at Harvard for the same project in the spring, the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. More… Read more about Classics concentrator wins national award

Classics Ranked #1 in Senior Survey

Classics Ranked #1 in Senior Survey

August 29, 2016

In the Senior Survey of the Class of 2016, Classics was ranked the top department in Harvard College in the category “Satisfaction with Concentration,” with a score of 4.89 on a 5.0 scale.

Summer Classics at Harvard University

Summer Classics at Harvard University

May 5, 2016

The Department of the Classics offers a variety of courses in the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. Explore Harvard’s peerless libraries and scholarly resources as you deepen your knowledge of classical antiquity. Cambridge and the vibrant Boston area, with its museums, cultural events and attractive recreational areas, also have much to offer for students’ leisure time.

The Department will offer five courses this summer, including intensive Beginning Greek and Latin, courses on Homer’s Iliad and Tacitus’… Read more about Summer Classics at Harvard University

Joint Concentrator in Classics and HAA elected to Phi Beta Kappa “Junior 24”

May 2, 2016

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Harvard's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has announced its "Junior 24," and Colleen O'Leary ('17), joint concentrator in Classics and History of Art & Architecture, has earned one of the coveted spots! Congratulations, Colleen! She is just one of four students in Arts and Humanities Division to be recognized. See the full list at the… Read more about Joint Concentrator in Classics and HAA elected to Phi Beta Kappa “Junior 24”

Ancient Law Workshop: April 22–23

April 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the workshop "Law, Economics, and Society: Purchase and Sale in Ancient Law and its Reception," to take place at Harvard University, April 22–23. The workshop will bring together scholars from the USA, UK, and Europe to explore the ways in which the law(s) of sale and purchase in the Ancient Greek and Roman world interact with and are affected by economic factors and local customs. Participants include: Barbara Abatino (Amsterdam/Naples); Jean-Jacques Aubert (Neuchâtel); Cristina Carusi (UT, Austin); Anna di… Read more about Ancient Law Workshop: April 22–23