Langford Lecture on the End of Civilization by Eric Cline

Dr. Eric H. Cline will deliver the third Langford Lecture on Disasters in Antiquity on Tuesday, March 4th, at 6:00 pm, in WJB [William Johnston Building] 2005. His talk, entitled "1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed," is based on his forthcoming book from Princeton University Press.

De Grummond Etruscan lecture at Berkeley

Nancy de Grummond delivered the Third Annual Mario A. Del Chiaro Lecture in Etruscan Art and Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Grad Students Win Poster Award

Classics doctoral students Ann Glennie and Allison Smith, along with Classics alum Sophie Crawford-Brown (MA FSU 2012; now at U Pennsylvania) won the 2014 Best Poster Designed Entirely by Students Award for their poster "Cosa Excavations 2013" at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, in Chicago, January 2014.

Branscome publishes Herodotus book

Associate Teaching Professor David Branscome has just published a new book, Textual Rivals: Self-Presentation in Herodotus' Histories, with the University of Michigan Press.

John Marincola incoming President of the Society for Classical Studies

John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics, has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) for 2014. He  assumed the position of President for 2015. The APA is the main professional organization for Classics in the United States.

Fall 2013 Langford Seminar

The Fall 2013 Langford Seminar, on Friday November 8, 2013, will present four original contributions by invited speakers from Europe and America in varied fields: Pindaric Studies, Callimachus and his influence, Ancient Satire, and Apuleius.

Italian Conference honors Nancy de Grummond

A conference in honor of Dr. Nancy de Grummond entitled, "Artisans and Craft in Ancient Etruria: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Nancy de Grummond," was held on June 23 on the Florence campus of Syracuse University.

See the full story here and a list of speakers here.

Department Awards First Undergraduate Translation Prizes

2012 marked the first year that the Department awarded undergraduate translation prizes in Greek and Latin.

Four Awarded Langadas Fellowships for Study in Greece

Four graduate students in the Department have been awarded Langadas Fellowships for 2012. Two of the four, Marci Boyd and Reema Habib, are students in the Ph.D. program, while the two others, Katie Cook and Destini Price, are M.A. students.

Spring 2013 Langford Conference will Examine Ovid's Metamorphoses

The Spring 2013 Langford Conference will be held on February 22-23, and will have as its topic, “Repetition in the Metamorphoses.”