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Rising Senior David Murauskas ’18 Reflects On His BU Classics Experience

I attribute my interest in classics to a robust high school Latin program led by a teacher with such an infectious affinity for the antique that you couldn’t help but catch the Latin bug. Inspired by her (and originally planning to follow in her footsteps as a Latin teacher in my own right), the decision […]

Classics Students Awarded Competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Department of Classical Studies recognizes the ongoing achievements of our undergraduates in Boston University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Four Classics undergraduates partook in UROP in the 2016-2017 academic year, adding to the Department’s long tradition of advancing Classics scholarship. Under the mentorship of Prof. Stephen Scully, Gideon Breslaw ’18, Elizabeth Higgins ’17, and […]

Prof. Nikolaev Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ And Invented Languages

BU Today spoke with Alexander Nikolaev, assistant professor of classical studies and of linguistics, on Game of Thrones, science fiction, and invented languages. Prof. Nikolaev is currently teaching his popular summer course on the origins of writing systems. He has led workshops on the fictional languages of Game of Thrones, Star Trek, and Lord of […]

Prof. Nikolaev Awarded 2017 Neu Family Award For Excellence In Teaching

The Boston University College of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2017 Neu Family Award for Excellence in Teaching to Alexander Nikolaev, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, in recognition of his outstanding teaching of Greek language and culture. Prof. Nikolaev has demonstrated a broad and deep commitment to excellence over four years and seven courses […]

Prof. Samons To Host A New Show On WNTN

Professor Jay Samons and his longtime friend Professor Brendan McConville (Boston University, Dept. of History) will host a new, weekly program on WNTN 1550 AM, starting this Saturday, April 15, at 8:00 a.m.  “The Historians” will feature discussions of important events or trends in ancient and modern history and their relevance for the world we […]

Eleni Constantinou ’20 Awarded Hellenic Women’s Club Scholarship

Classical Civilization major and Modern Greek Studies minor Eleni Constantinou has been awarded the Hellenic Women’s Club scholarship. The award, designed to recognize students who have demonstrated community service, leadership, and academic achievement, is presented annually by the Epsilon Omicron Kappa (Massachusetts) chapter of this national organization. A freshman at Boston University, Ms. Constantinou is […]

Elizabeth Foster ’19 Wins Lalaounis Museum Internship

Classical Studies major Elizabeth Foster has become the first Boston University student to win a prestigious internship at the internationally-acclaimed Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens. A sophomore and a participant in the 2016 BU Philhellenes Summer Study, Ms. Foster says that she is “very excited to be returning to Athens for this incredible opportunity.” […]

Samons Announced as New NEH Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Jay Samons has received the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (DTP) from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Professorship was established in 1993 by the NEH with a challenge grant that matched funds from alumni and friends of CAS/GRS and the Division of General Education. The Professorship recognizes excellence in teaching by a prominent teacher-scholar […]

Jeffrey Henderson elected to AAAS

Jeffrey Henderson, the University’s William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature and a world-renowned classics scholar, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).  For full details, please visit