General News

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 […]

Professor James Uden wins “Best Article Prize”

Professor and Department Chair James Uden has won the American Journal of Philology’s coveted “Best Article Prize” for “The Margins of Satire: Suetonius, Satura, and Scholarly Outsiders in Ancient Rome,” AJP 141.4 (Winter 2020): 575–601. In this article, Professor Uden provides an innovative reading of the figure of the grammaticus (the socially marginalized teacher-scholar of ancient Rome) and his relationship to the […]

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 […]