General News

Speaking Latin & Greek Group

The Classical Studies Department would like to announce this semester’s Speaking Latin and Greek Group schedule. All meetings will be held in STH B03 February: 2/9 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 2/13 (Monday), 3:30-4:30 2/23 (Thursday), 12:30-1:30 2/27 (Monday), 3:30-4:30   March-April: Every Monday, 3:30-4:30 See you there!

Experiencing Insecurity: Pain, Trauma and Suffering in the Roman Empire Conference

Experiencing Insecurity: Pain, Trauma, and Suffering in the Roman Empire (Abstracts) Registration Register Here:  Registration Deadline is Friday, March 1oth. The Boston University Classical Studies Department will be holding a conference entitled Experiencing Insecurity: Pain, Trauma and Suffering in the Roman Empire this Spring. The conference will be held in person at Boston University on Thursday, […]

New Approaches to Classics: Penelope’s {A}typical Thinking

On Monday, January 30th from 3:30 to 5:30pm the Classical Studies department will beholding it next New Approaches to Classics lecture. This lecture will be presented by our very own Professor Laurie Hutcheson! She will be presenting: Penelope’s {A}typical Thinking. How does a Homeric woman make decisions? Does she fit the male heroic model? This […]

Podcast: Interview with Visiting Assistant Professor Tim Clark

Incoming Visiting Assistant Professor Tim Clark sat down with us for a podcast interview on his research, including Roman perspectives on the Near East, the misappropriation of Classics by white supremacists, and more. Take a listen below, and to hear more from Professor Clark, register for one of his classes this Fall or Spring!   […]

Interview with Incoming Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Tori Lee

Dr. Tori Lee, who will be joining Boston University’s Department of Classical Studies on September 1st, 2022, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and and an inaugural member of the Boston University Society of Fellows, sat down with Senior Program Coordinator Nat Gonzalez to discuss the role she will be stepping into, finishing her PhD, the ancient […]

Alumnus Ryan Pasco Named Publications and Undergraduate Program Coordinator at Harvard University’s Department of the Classics

Ryan Pasco graduated in Spring 2022 from Boston University’s department of Classical Studies. His research interests include imperial Greek and Latin literature, satire and epigram, freedom under tyranny, subelite perspectives on Roman literature, and digital humanities. His dissertation, titled The Shifting Meaning of the Saturnalia in Imperial Latin Literature from Domitian to Hadrian (81-138 CE), […]

Bloomsbury Ancient Comedy Companion to Plautus Menaechmi by Sophie Klein

Sophie Klein, who received her PhD from the Department of Classical Studies in 2013 and is now a Senior Lecturer of the Core Curriculum, has written and released a companion to Plautus’ Menaechmi, the ancient work that inspired such adaptations as The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, as part of the Bloomsbury Ancient Comedy […]

Time and Identity in Ulysses and the Odyssey by Stephanie Nelson

We are excited to announce that Stephanie Nelson, Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies here at our Department, has released a new book today, July 5th 2022, with the University Press of Florida, as part of the Florida James Joyce Series. Time and Identity in Ulysses and the Odyssey is a comparative […]