General News

New ‘Alumni Stories’ Webpage

We launched a new section of the Classics webpage called Alumni Stories, in which we check in with alums from the department about their lives and careers after BU.  The first profile features Michael Howard (BA Ancient Greek & Latin, ’14) who is now a teacher at Boston Latin School. Read his profile here!

Prof. Uden featured in BU Today for Humanities Summer Program for High School Students

Associate Professor and Department Chair James Uden was featured in BU Today for co-teaching a three-week summer program hosted by the Boston University Center for the Humanities (BUCH) and The Teagle Foundation. The program introduced local Boston area students to the college experience and the humanities while strengthening their writing, analytical, and public speaking skills. […]

Recap: 26th Annual Boston Area Roman Studies Conference

The 26th annual meeting of the Boston Area Roman Studies Conference was held on Friday, April 23, 2021 over zoom and featured presentations from: Diana Spencer (Professor and Dean of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences, University of Birmingham), ‘Strategies of Quotation in Varro’s De Lingua Latina’ Hannah Čulík-Baird (Assistant Professor, Boston University), ‘Cicero on Fiction’ […]

Professor Curtis Runnels Honored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Curtis Runnels, Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Studies, was honored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on May 6, 2021 for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece. Professor Runnels was awarded the Gennadius Prize by the Board of Overseers for his donation of rare Greek books and documents to […]

2021-2022 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship Accepting Applications

Application deadline: May 3, 2021 Boston University is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship through May 3, 2021. The scholarship is available to full- time undergraduate and graduate students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial […]

Giving Day Highlight: CG101

CG101 Modern Greek Language, Culture and Literature, taught by the Head of the Modern Greek Program Kelly Polychoniou, fully immerses students in the vibrant culture of Greece. Students explore the transformation of Greece from antiquity to the modern day, and are encouraged to experience Greek culture in Boston. Give to Classical Studies here!

Giving Day Highlight: CL313

CL313 Rejoyce: The Odyssey and Ulysses, taught by Professor Stephanie Nelson, examines James Joyce’s Ulysses with particular attention to his use of the Odyssey. Students explore the relation of oral and book cultures and other works referenced by Joyce, including the Aeneid, Divine Comedy and Hamlet. Give to Classical Studies here!