Spring 2017

Dan-el Padilla Peralta
July 6, 2017

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.

Arthur Edward Imperatore III
July 6, 2017

When Arthur Edward Imperatore III showed up at his adviser’s office to discuss the first draft of his senior thesis, he was anxious. He knew that the classics department encouraged, alongside traditional studies of ancient texts in their original languages and contexts, creative interpretations of the works that could cast light on their enduring relevance to the present.

Marc Domingo Gygax
June 15, 2017

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.

June 6, 2017

Congratulations to Robert Kaster, Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature on receiving the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at commencement exercises held on Tuesday, June 6. Kaster, who has served on the faculty since 1997, is a widely known classicist specializing in Latin literature and language.

Nassau Hall
June 5, 2017

The Department of Classics is happy to announce that Solveig Lucia Gold, Erynn Jean-Hee Kim, Selena Nicole Kitchens, and Ayelet Gila Wenger were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations to all!

May 26, 2017

It was Grant Storey’s love of languages that drew him to computer programming in middle school and Latin in high school. But it was his time at Princeton that allowed him to examine the intersections between these two seemingly unrelated fields — computer science and classics.

May 25, 2017

A new special exhibition, Manuscripts and papyri: The routes of knowledge at the Papyrus Museum in the Austrian National Library, co-organized by Daniela Mairhofer, was launched on Thursday, May 18th in Vienna and will be on show until January 14, 2018.

May 3, 2017

Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, has been awarded The Institute of Classical Studies' Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship for 2017-18.

April 3, 2017

Brooke Holmes' Liquid Antiquity book launch in Athens on April 3.

April 3, 2017

Senior Ayelet Wenger has been awarded the Keasbey Scholarship, which provides the opportunity to study at selected British universities.

March 20, 2017

Congratulations to Alicia Ejsmond-Frey on being awarded the Donald and Mary Hyde Academic-Year Fellowship for Research Abroad in the Humanities for 2017-18.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta on Immigration in The Trump Era

March 1, 2017

We invite you to read Dan-el Padilla Peralta's article on immigration in The Trump Era, published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly

February 10, 2017

The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce two new Behrman Professors in the Humanities; Effie Rentzou, associate professor of French in the Department of French and Italian, and Yelena Baraz, associate professor of Latin Literature in the Department of Classics.

January 31, 2017

In a message to the Princeton community on January 27, President Chris Eisgruber responded to last Friday's federal executive order barring entry into the US to refugees and citizens of seven natio

January 6, 2017

Excerpt from faculty profile: In her class “Ancient Greco-Roman Medicine,” Holmes likes to explore such issues. For those intending to study medicine, as well as classics majors and others, she believes the ancients reset the context on complicated questions about responsibility, ethics, causality and blame. She likes to stress that some of these questions will continually confront students long after they leave Princeton.