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The Department of Classical Studies offers students the opportunity to study the languages, cultures, and histories of ancient Greece and Rome.

Faculty Highlights

  • Baughan Awarded

    Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology and art history, was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Grant For Research And Publication In Classical Art And Architecture by the Archaeological Institute of America, for the co-edited book (with Lisa C. Pieraccini, UC Berkeley), Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

  • Stevenson Published

    Walter Stevenson, associate professor of Classical Studies, published the book, The Origins of Roman Christian Diplomacy.

  • Gunkel Published

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, and coauthor Kevin M. Ryan published “Vedic Sanskrit vocatives in -an: The case for restoring two endings” in Ha! Linguistic Studies in Honor of Mark R. Hale.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    In the Flesh: Embodied Identities in Roman Elegy by Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, is now available in paperback edition.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, published a new chapter, “What’s in a Name? Mapping Women’s Names from the Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum" in Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices: Roman Material Culture and Female Agency in the Bay of Naples.

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and WGSS, published Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry with Routledge.

  • Baughan published Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology, co-published "Hacimusalar Höyük in the Early Bronze Age" in the American Journal of Archaeology.
  • Simpson Earns University Distinguished Educator Award

    Dean Simpson, Professor of Classical Studies, was named a 2021 recipient of the University’s Distinguished Educator Award at the annual Colloquy celebration.

  • Gunkel Awarded

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, has received an $18,000 fellowship from the Center for Hellenic Studies. Gunkel plans to explore modern studies of languages similar to Greek, ancient descriptions of the Greek language, and fragments of ancient Greek music.

  • Zimmermann Damer Named Research Associate

    Classics and WGSS professor Erika Zimmermann Damer has been named an IES Abroad Research Associate in Rome for spring 2019.

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Department of Classical Studies
University of Richmond
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106 UR Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8736
Fax: (804) 287-6053

Chair:
Julie Laskaris
Administrative Coordinator: Shelby DeWalle