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January 14, 2019
The faculty of the UW Department of Classics condemns the racist targeting of Djesika Bèl, Stefani Echeverría-Fenn, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta during the 2019 Annual Meeting of the AIA/SCS in San Diego. In addition to extending our unhesitating support to these scholars, we pledge to take steps to examine our... Read more
January 8, 2019
Members of the University of Washington Classics department received multiple awards at this year’s SCS/AIA meeting. Sarah Brucia Breitenfeld won the Lambda Classical Caucus Graduate Student Paper Award for a paper on “Aspasia, Cratinus and Hesiod Walk into a Bar...: Marital Invective in Cratinus’s Cheirons,” delivered at the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest conference in March 2018. In a close reading of Cratinus fr. 259 K-A, SBB argues that the comic playwright... Read more
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December 21, 2018
If you're going to the Society for Classical Studies meeting in San Diego in January 2019, be sure to check out these talks and panels featuring UW faculty, graduate students, and alumni! Friday January 4: 8-10.30am Session 10 (Classical and Early Modern Epic: Comparative Approaches and New Perspectives): Adriana Vazquez (UCLA; UW PhD ’17), “Introduction”... Read more
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August 29, 2018
Undergraduate Alumni    Chris Mowers, BA '18, will be joining the Department of Classics at the University of Virgina as a graduate student. Zoe Thomas, BA '16, will be pursuing graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin, while Joseph Bringman, BA '16, will be entering our own Graduate Program in Classics at UW.   James Piper, BA '15 will begin graduate study at UCLA. Sarah Barrie, BA '18, will be... Read more
Prof. Stroup meets with her students
August 29, 2018
Professor Sarah Stroup went to sea this past spring as a member of the teaching faculty aboard a UW research voyage on the R/V Roger Revelle. In addition to their coursework in Oceanography and their study of celestial navigation, students read the Odyssey!  What better place to do that?  Click HERE to see and read more about the voyage.
Prof. Levin-Richardson and her students at Praeneste
August 29, 2018
The 2018 Classical Seminar in Rome was a success thanks to faculty director, Sarah Levin-Richardson, two graduate Teaching Assistants, Edgar García and Josh Zacks, ten dedicated undergraduate students, and the support of donors whose gifts helped make the program and the students' travel to Rome possible. This year's seminar focused on religious experiences of ancient Rome.  Highlights included day trips to the Sanctuary of Fortuna at Praeneste (where, according to legend, a young illiterate... Read more
Representations of Women
August 24, 2018
Congratulations to Marilyn Likosky, PhD 2007, who published her revised dissertation entitled Representations of Women in Theocritus’s Idylls. Authenticity of the Female Voice in the Erotic and Non-Erotic Portrayals (New York 2018). Marilyn is an independent scholar who lives in California.
ancient curse tablet in Aramaic from Antioch
May 29, 2018
Prof. Alex Hollmann is working with Robert Daniel of the University of Cologne on a two-volume edition, translation, and commentary of lead curse tablets in Ancient Greek from ancient Antioch and Caesarea. So far all of the tablets have been in Greek, but when one of the tablets from the circus in Antioch was opened a few years ago, Prof. Hollmann was surprised to find that it was written in Hebrew script. Although Jews certainly practiced magic, as did most peoples living around the ancient... Read more
April 10, 2018
Congratulations to Grace Funsten, winner of the 2018 CAMWS Presidential Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper for “A Learned Dog: Roman Elegy and the Epitaph for Margarita”! In this paper, Grace convincingly shows that CIL 6.29896 (a Latin epitaph for a dog named Margarita) draws on elegiac language and themes, suggesting that it may have been intended as a parody of elegy. An abstract of this paper, which draws on the paper Grace wrote for Prof. Sarah Levin-Richardson’s... Read more
Alan Chen reorganizes the Classics Seminar room Collection
April 9, 2018
One of the challenges of the beautiful Denny Hall renovation was the return of Classics' fine study collection of texts and commentaries to the Meg Greenfield Room - especially since there are slightly fewer bookshelves in the new version of this lovely room. Since early 2018, intern Alan Chen has worked wonders bringing order to the collection and its cataloguing. Alan carried out the work under the auspices of Project Search, a national initiative focused on providing school-to-work... Read more