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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

  • 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.

  • Gunkel Book

    Classics professor Dieter Gunkel co-edited the book Language and Meter, and contributed a chapter to the book on Rigvedic Versification.

  • Stevenson Article

    Classics professor Walt Stevenson and collaborators published, "A Philosophical Justification for a Novel Analysis-Supported, Stakeholder-Driven Participatory Process for Water Resources Planning and Decision Making," in the journal Water.

  • Rankine Article

    Classics professor and A&S Dean Patrice Rankine published “Afterlife: Du Bois, Classical Humanism and the Matter of Black Lives,” in the International Journal of the Classical Tradition.

  • Rankine Article

    Classics professor and A&S Dean Patrice Rankine published “Epic Performance through Invencão de Orfeu and ‘An Iliad:’ Two Instantiations of Epic as Embodiment in the Americas,” in Epic Performances, from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century, published by Oxford University Press.

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Department of Classical Studies
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