THE PRINCETON CLASSICS DEPARTMENT investigates the history, language, literature, and thought of ancient Greece and Rome. We use the perspectives of multiple disciplines to understand and imagine the diversity of these civilizations over almost two thousand years and to reflect on what the classical past has meant to later ages, and to our own.

Marc Domingo Gygax
Faculty Interview

On June 15, Marc Domingo Gygax, professor of classics, was named joint winner of the 2017 Runciman Award for his book, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City. Here he talks about his work in an interview by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Alice Oswald

The Department of Classics is pleased to announce that the poet Alice Oswald will present the inaugural Robert Fagles Lecture in Classics and the Contemporary Arts on October 2, at 4:30 in 101 McCormick, and be in residence from October 2, 2017 until October 5, 2017. Labyrinth Books will host a public reading on October 4.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Faculty Interview

Whether traveling with students on a summer course, serving on the judging panel of a book contest, researching a new book or simply putting their feet up, professors — like book lovers everywhere — think carefully about what to read each summer. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Assistant Professor of Classics, is one of six professors who shared their reading lists.