Kudos to Dr. Virginia Lewis and Dr. Jim Sickinger, who closed out a year of fine service as, respectively, Director of Graduate and Director of Undergraduate Studies with aplomb, leading us through the still challenging waters of cyberspace in yesterday's virtual Department of Classics commencement! And kudos to our graduates with degrees of BA, MA, and Ph.D.!
Department of Classics
The Department of Classics at Florida State University is the oldest in Florida and has emerged as one of the leading centers of classical studies in the United States. The faculty in Classics is distinguished in teaching and research. Several members of the faculty have received university and national teaching awards. The department boasts special strengths in many areas of classical studies, including archaeology, ancient history, and Latin and Greek literature. The Department also plays an important role in training Latin teachers for the schools.
The Department offers students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a large state university. There is an enthusiastic community of approximately 80 majors and 45 graduate students. There are a variety of student organizations, including the Archaeology Club and Eta Sigma Phi.
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NEWS FROM CLASSICS DEPARTMENT
Classics major Grace Robbins was elected to the office of Megale Grammateus (National Secretary) of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honor society, at their 93rd National Convention held virtually on April 16-17. Classics major Luis Sanchez placed third in the Intermediate Greek translation contest.
FSU Classics' Eta chapter of the national honor society for Classics, Eta Sigma Phi, virtually sends 6 members to the 93rd annual convention of the April 16-18.
The annual Classics Department ceremony honoring its newly graduated students will be held via Zoom on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 4:00 pm. For details, please contact the Main Office (850-644-4259).
The Department of Classics at Florida State University is pleased to announce that Prof. Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and Director, University Center of Human Values, Princeton University, will deliver the Spring 2021 Langford Family Lecture, entitled “Plato on the Value of Rule: Three Dimensions in the Republic, Statesman, and Laws.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 4, 5:00–7:00pm EST on Zoom.
This year's Elizabeth Hunter Lecture will be given on Thursday, February 18, at 6:00 pm by Professor William M. Murray, Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History and Director of the Ancient Studies Center, University of South Florida.