General News

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 […]

Joshua Paul, fifth-year graduate student, wins prestigious BUCH Dissertation Fellowship

The Classical Studies department congratulates fifth-year graduate student, Joshua Paul, who has won a prestigious Dissertation Fellowship from the Boston University Center for the Humanities (BUCH)! Josh’s PhD dissertation focuses on visions of the afterlife in Latin love elegy. As Josh shows, the Augustan elegists developed their own vision of life after death, as part […]

Announcing the annual Antonis Fragoudakis Memorial Award

The Department of Classical Studies is delighted to announce a new award in the department, the Antonis Fragoudakis Memorial Award (established 2022). This award, which has been funded by a generous gift from Prof. Roselita Fragoudakis in memory of her father, will be given out annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the […]

Alumnus named to prestigious new position

Alumnus Daniel Libatique (PhD 2018) will begin a new tenutre-track position in September 2022 at Fairfield University in Connecticut. The Vincent J. Rosivach Professorship in Classics was established in 2018 to ensure the continuity of classics education at Fairfield. Daniel Libatique will be the inaugural holder of that position. He has taught at the College […]