Prof. Thomas Palaima of UT Austin presented “Personal Agency and the Big Switch 1962-64: Thucydides, Bob Dylan and Stanley Kubrick” at the Department of Classical Studies on Monday, February 27th. The lecture will air on Sunday, March 5th on WBUR’s “Boston University World of Ideas” program. WBUR is a Boston University-based public radio station and […]
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The Department of Classical Studies warmly congratulates our newest full professor, Steve Scully. Since joining the Department as an Assistant Professor in 1982, his abiding passion for Greek and Roman poetry, rhetoric, and prose styles, and his delight for Homer and Hesiod, have enriched the lives of his students and the study of Classics at […]
The translator Robert Fitzgerald had a strong connection to Massachusetts. Although he was born in Switzerland and travelled throughout the world in a career as a journalist, he was a professor at Harvard from 1964-1981, and claimed that the earliest stages of his Aeneid translation were conceived as he boarded a train at Boston’s South […]
Congratulations to fifth-year graduate student Colin Pang, who delivered a paper on Saturday at the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies annual conference at Haverford College. The paper, entitled ‘Quintus of Smyrna’s Critique of Homeric Arete’, focused on a fascinating text: the Posthomerica, an Imperial-age sequel to the Iliad. Colin argued that Quintus, long […]
Congratulations to Greek and Latin double major Evan Armacost! His paper, entitled ‘Fools Gold: Representation of the Golden Age in Virgil and Seneca’, has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of CAMWS-SS (the Classical Association of the Midwest and South, Southern Section). In his paper, Evan examines a passage from Seneca’s tragedy ‘Hercules […]
Liu Tong draws parallels between Roman and Chinese notables When he was in a Greek History class at Boston University, recent MA graduate Liu Tong had an inspired idea. He was impressed by Plutarch’s comparisons between the Greeks and the Romans. But having come to the Classics after literary training in his native China, Tong […]
Check out this fun video about the BU Philhellenes Summer Study in Athens!
Recently, BU Today has written two articles about the Department of Classical Studies. In one, they profile Chair Stephen Scully’s CL 305 Topics in Myth course, which focuses on various origin stories both mythical and scientific. We are very proud of this advanced mythology course and of Professor Scully’s interdisciplinary approach. Read the article here. […]
A fabulous exhibition called “Gods and Heroes: Western Arts and the Classical Tradition” is showing at Beijing University’s Arther M Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology from Nov. 2015 to Jun. 2016. Beijing University is the most prestigious university in China where now the most gifted Chinese students aspire to learn more about the classical […]
Thank you to Katrina Barry and her family for the generous donation of Greek books in memory of her grandmother, Pelagia Balodimos. The donation will hopefully be used as a Greek Literature library for students and faculty. Euxaristo!