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Undergraduate Conference Announced

By pmichell
March 26th, 2014 in General News.

The Boston University Classics Department is proud to announce a research symposium in which speakers will examine the editorial decisions that shape Homeric epic. We welcome two guest speakers, Professors Neel Smith (College of the... More

‘Modern Philhellenism’ Event Announced

By pmichell
March 24th, 2014 in General News.

On the occasion of the National Day of Greece, the Consul General, Mrs. Ifigenia Kanara, the Department of Classical Studies and the Boston University Philhellenes invite you to a discussion of MODERN PHILHELLENISM on Friday March 28th at 6:00pm. WHAT... More

‘Aristophanes’ Play Announced!

By pmichell
March 13th, 2014 in General News.

Announcing the Department of Classical Studies and the Core Curriculum’s annual “Aristophanes” production: Plautus’ Mostellaria (“The Haunted House”). That’s right, for the first time ever, the annual “Aristophanes” play will actually be a Roman Comedy! There will... More

Graduate Students at CANE

By pmichell
February 24th, 2014 in General News.

Four of our graduate students will present papers at CANE (Classical Association of New England) Annual Meeting, St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire March 7-8, 2014 March 7 Paper Session II (10:10-11:25) Amanda Jarvis, "Visual Perception and... More

Workshop with Alice Oswald

By pmichell
February 18th, 2014 in General News.

The English poet Alice Oswald will conduct a workshop on her book-length poem, "Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad", Thursday, Feb. 20 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Mugar Library 424 (771 Commonwealth Ave).  All are most... More

Graduate Student Conference Announced

By pmichell
February 14th, 2014 in General News.

The sixth annual Graduate Student Conference of Classical Studies at Boston University is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Colloquium Room (RM 906) of the Photonics Building.  We are very excited to have Professor Maria Liston... More

Workshop on New Sappho

By pmichell
February 12th, 2014 in General News.

Students and faculty gathered together for a two-hour workshop to discuss the recently discovered fragments by Sappho, with the focus on the better preserved "Brothers Poem" and its interpretation, constitution of the text, and reception. More

The 2014 Boston Area Roman Studies Conference Announced

By pmichell
February 11th, 2014 in General News.

The 2014 Conference will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, with registration opening at 3:30 p.m. and the program starting at 4:15 p.m. in Barristers Hall of the School of Law (765 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st... More

Professor Nikolaev tells “The Story of Writing”

By pmichell
November 26th, 2013 in General News.

For those of you who missed Prof. Nikolaev's exciting lecture on "The Story of Writing: the Origins and Development of Writing Systems," here is a recording and some pictures of it (BU login and Kerberos... More

Classics Major Places Second at UROP Symposium

By pmichell
October 24th, 2013 in General News.

Sydney Shea (CAS'14, Ancient Greek and Latin) won 2nd place poster in the Sixteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium last week for outstanding presentation of her research, Alexandria's Influence: the Culture of Editing Homeric Manuscripts. For more about... More