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West’s dissertation now available online

December 10, 2014

Harvard’s Center for Helenic Studies has published William C. West’s study of Greek public monuments on its open-access portal. Greek Public Monuments of the Persian Wars is a catalog of the public monuments fifth-century Greeks erected to commemorate the wars. Prof. West originally … Read more

Winners of poetry competition announced

November 6, 2014

We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s Herington Prizes. Among undergraduate readers, Philip Wilson took home the prize for Latin and Emily Fleming for Greek. Each won a $250 prize. Winning a rare book donated by Sara Mack, Brian … Read more

Linderski celebrates birthday with advisees, faculty

September 15, 2014

In August, former students and colleagues gathered at the Sienna Hotel to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jerzy Linderski, Paddison Professor of Latin Emeritus. The event was organized by three of Prof. Linderki’s dissertation advisees, Tim Moore, PhD ’86; Hans … Read more

Alumna Robinson publishes edited volume

July 31, 2014

Elizabeth Robinson, Ph.D. ’13, has recently published her edited volume with the Journal of Roman Archaeology. The volume is the collaborative effort of scholars who gathered for the 2009 Roman Archaeology Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and six additional … Read more

Alumna Felton wins teaching award

July 28, 2014

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South has awarded Debbie Felton, Ph.D. ’95, the 2013-2014 Excellence in College Teaching Award. Currently an associate professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Felton was distinguished for her use of technological teaching … Read more

Haggis, students featured in News & Observer

July 28, 2014

Donald Haggis and students from the department were recently featured in The News & Observer for their work on the Azoria Project. Highlighting the strong ties between the Greek site and the greater North Carolina Triangle area, the local newspaper interviewed … Read more

Alumnus Sandridge returns for Duke fellowship

June 13, 2014

We are happy to share that Norman Sandridge, PhD ’05, will return to the Triangle Area as a visiting faculty fellow for Duke University’s The Humanities Writ Large initiative. For the 2014-2015 academic year Sandridge will continue to develop his own … Read more

McPhee wins Winkler Prize

June 11, 2014

We congratulate Brian McPhee, an incoming graduate student, for winning the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize. McPhee won the award for “A Puer‘s Horror, Heroism, and Humor: An Interpretation of Pseudolous III.1,” a paper he wrote for Sharon James’s seminar last … Read more

Haggis wins Niarchos grant for Azoria Project

April 21, 2014

Donald Haggis, Professor of Classical Archaeology and Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies in the Department of Classics, was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in support of on-going archaeological excavations at the site of … Read more

New Phi Beta Kappa members

April 14, 2014

Classics majors Drew Cabaniss and David Ortiz have officially joined Phi Beta Kappa. They join Alex Karsten, who was inducted in fall 2013. To be eligible for induction into the nation’s oldest honor society, an undergraduate must have completed 75 … Read more