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. […]
Enjoy some pictures from the Classical Studies Department’s 2015 Graduation. Congrats! Photos courtesy of Commencement Photos, Inc. of Tewksbury, MA
The second annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campus of Boston University on November 14-15, 2014. The theme of the conference is High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity. Can and should we separate the two categories? What areas of late antique literature confirm or […]
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 welcome.
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 password required for access). Also check out the BU Quad coverage of the lecture.
On Sunday, February 24, Professor Esposito served as a panelist in a “talk-back” after a BU CFA School of Theater production of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, a feminist rewrite of Homer’s Odyssey. The performance (minus Professor Esposito) continues through March 2 at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The special alumni reading of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen was a great success. Thanks to all of the alumni who came to perform or enjoy the performance – it was wonderful to see you again!