The Gaia Project for a new museum complex at the archaeological site of the ancient Greek Eleusinian Mysteries, to become the International Center for the Study of Mankind’s Relationship to our Planet Earth. The project envisages the renewal of our testament or covenant with our planet and seeks to restore the Rarian plain to fertility, […]
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 Holy Cross) and Michael Haslam (University of California, Los Angeles), as well as six BU undergraduates who will speak to […]
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 DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PHILHELLENE? Stop and ask yourself this question. Is it an appreciation of Hellenic […]
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 be clever slaves, foolish young men, and prostitutes with complicated backstories! They will get mixed up in hair-brained schemes involving […]
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. For more information about the findings, please click here.
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 Floor). For more information, please click here.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Alexander Nikolaev will join the department as Assistant Professor of Classical Studies as of July 2013. He completed his dissertation, “Historical Poetics and Language History: Studies in Archaic Greek Poetry,” at Harvard University in 2012. Professor Nikolaev is both a classicist and a linguist, and he is most […]
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.
Professor Uden is one of four recipients of the 2012 Peter Paul Professorship, an award established for the career development of new faculty. This award will further Professor Uden’s current project—a book about the Roman satirical poet Juvenal.