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

Stone relief carving
Reading Group

Yannis Hamilakis Speaks at "The Place of Greece" Reading Group

On February 22, Yannis Hamilakis will discuss readings from his book The Nation and Its Ruins and recent work in the Postclassicisms reading series “The Place of Greece”.

Joshua Katz
Faculty Award

Joshua Katz has received a prestigious “Chaire Internationale 2018” from the Laboratoire d’excellence “Fondaments Empiriques de la Linguistique” in Paris and will be giving a series of four seminars in January–February 2018 on the subject “Marginal Linguistic Phenomena.”

Princeton Certamen flyer
Student Competition

"Princeton Certamen"

Saturday, February 24, 2018
McCosh Hall

The Princeton Classics Club announces the first annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics with a competitive yet friendly contest. Prof. Dan-el Padilla Peralta will deliver the keynote address.

Image of painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Prentice Lecture

"The Roman Kings: Genealogies of Power"

Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews)
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
106 McCormick

Rome’s kings have been interpreted in many ways – as Indo-European prototypes, genuinely remembered heroes of the archaic city, inventions of mid-Republican families on the make, foils for desp…

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