THE HISTORIAN HERODOTUS gives us one of the earliest account of the motives behind inquiry and discovery: “lest what humanity has brought forth fade away and great and wondrous deeds lose their fame”. That quality of wonder lies at the beginning of every intellectual commitment. more
As part of this program designed to provide senior faculty additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly, Prof. Flower will develop his project, “The Art of Historical Fiction in Ancient Greece”. He will also serve as a faculty fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.
Distinguished humanities scholars and dedicated teachers, Behrman Professors serve a three-year term both directing and teaching in the Humanities Sequence. “Future humanities students can look forward to their [Feeney’s and fellow appointee Moulie Vidas’] stellar lecturing and deep-dive seminars,” notes Esther Schor.
Says a nominating colleague, “Her wide-ranging body of scholarship … has made her one of the leading figures in the study of Roman history. She has made Roman historians recognize how their own reconstructions of the past had been shaped by assumptions about continuities and change. And she has brought the same attention both to detail and the big picture to her teaching and service to the University and all its students.”
Congratulations to Jaylin Lugardo, a recently declared Classics major, for receiving a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. She was recently interviewed on “60 Minutes” and discusses the “FLI is Fly” campaign, which aims to educate Princeton students on the resources available to first-generation low-income students, and raise awareness of the challenges they face.
Princeton Classics’ 2018 Newsletter Published
The department’s annual newsletter is now available online. Inside you can find updates from faculty, students, and alumnae, articles about summer travel, and an interview with Hanna Golab, the department’s first Postgraduate Research Associate.