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 […]
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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!
Please join the BU Philhellenes for a great night of fun, food, music, dancing, and more at our Greek Night this Thursday, November 19 at 6pm in the Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor of the GSU (behind the Ziskind Lounge)!! Everyone is welcome! Tickets are available for purchase for $5 at the BU Philhellenes table in the […]
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies James Uden hosted a conference entitled “Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian 3: ‘Literary Interactions across Linguistic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries.’” “The third conference in the international research project ‘Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan, and Hadrian’ was held at Boston University, organized by James Uden and funded through the generous assistance […]
Check out the new one-stop shopping site for information about language study here at BU. Find all the majors and minors that require language study, a list of all 28 languages taught at BU (including Ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin) and so much more! Bookmark it now: http://www.bu.edu/cas/academics/undergraduate-education/language-learning-at-cas/