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Photograph of Pantheon floor
November 19, 2018

On the evening of Thursday, November 15th, Christopher B. Krebs, associate professor of Classics at Stanford, spoke on Princeton’s campus, delivering an engaging and energizing Prentice Lecture entitled “Classics As Crime Fiction: A Conversation with Caesar, Labienus, and Polybius.” Despite mother nature’s best efforts, the event was well-attended, and the Q&A period produced an especially...

Painting of figures holding musical instruments
September 28, 2018

We are delighted to pass on the good news that our colleague Harriet Flower has won a Goodwin Award from the Society for Classical Studies for her book The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner. Only three of these awards are given annually, and they are recognized as the highest honor for books published in our field. Congratulations too to our alumna Amy Richlin (Class of ’73, and last year’s Faber Lecturer) who received the same prize.

Students seated at dining table
September 27, 2018

Interested in speaking Latin or ancient Greek? Speaking is an excellent way to solidify your grasp of grammar and vocabulary and to learn how to understand Latin and Greek as what they are — languages and not puzzles. It’s also great fun! The Latin table meets at 7pm on Thursdays in Whitman dining hall, and the Greek table meets at 5pm on Mondays. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Duraiswamy ’19.

Michael Flower lecturing
September 20, 2018

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the ancient Spartans is not that they defeated the more adventurous and far wealthier Athenians in the Peloponnesian War, the catastrophic civil war that lasted 27 years, but that they avoided violent internal discord and revolution from the mid-seventh century until the second half of the third century BC. A period of internal stability that lasted for...

Vase painting of Achilles
September 14, 2018

Professor Barbara Graziosi recently discussed The Iliad with host Melvyn Bragg and other panelists on the iconic BBC Radio 4 program In Our Time. A recording of the broadcast, along with lists of related recordings and readings, is now available online.

2018 opening exercises undergraduate prize winners
September 10, 2018

This prize is awarded each year to juniors in recognition of exceptional academic achievement. Sommers is a physics major and is also pursuing certificates in applications of computing and Roman language and culture. She has a passion for tutoring and mentorship and worked as a physics tutor in the McGraw Center, was an undergraduate grader for Computer Science, and volunteered at Princeton’s climbing wall to help children with special needs.

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