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Sign up for Suskin and Alexander Prizes

February 3, 2014

The department encourages undergraduate majors to sign up for the Albert Suskin Prize in Latin and the Eben Alexander, Sr. Prize in Greek. Students may do so in Murphey 212 or by emailing Kim Miles at kmilesATemailDOTuncDOTedu. The Suskin Prize … Read more

Azoria Project accepting volunteer applications

February 3, 2014

Donald Haggis’s Azoria Project is now accepting volunteer applications for its summer 2014 field school. Applications are due April 1, and may be accessed through the Azoria website. The Azoria Project has received international acclaim for its innovative Archaeological practices, … Read more

Magness lectures on Samson mosaic

December 6, 2013

On Jan. 15 Jodi Magness, a UNC adjunct professor in Classics and professor of Religious Studies, will present a slide-show lecture of findings from her Huqoq archaeological site. The lecture will held 5:30-6:30 Duke University’s Divinity School, the Westbrook … Read more

Karsten initiated into PBK

November 26, 2013

Senior Alex Karsten was inducted into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Nov. 25. We congratulate the Classics major for joining a good company of Classics undergraduates inducted into the order. We congratulate Alex for achieving this … Read more

Department Seeks Assistant Professor in Greek Prose

October 3, 2013

The Department of Classics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an assistant professor in Greek prose for a tenure-track appointment. The area of specialization is open, but we especially … Read more

Mike Taylor, 1947-2013

October 1, 2013

We regret to announce that Michael W. Taylor, an alumnus and friend of the department, passed away the morning of Sept. 29, 2013. During his long association with the department, he was known for his great contributions to the field … Read more

Henry Immerwahr, 1916-2013

September 27, 2013

We are saddened to share that Henry Rudolph Immerwahr, emeritus professor, passed away on Sept. 15, 2013. Prof. Immerwahr’s colleagues and former students remember the international scholar for his innovative intellect and sociable and patient personality. Memorial services will be … Read more

Babcock Launches ‘The Well-Laden Ship’

September 18, 2013

Robert Babcock‘s recent publication, The Well-Laden Ship, charts new territory as the first translation of the early eleventh-century Latin poem that taught young students not to “look a gift horse in the mouth.” Originally compiled by Egbert of Liège, the poem … Read more


September 6, 2013

Oct. 30, 1936 to Dec. 20, 2012 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gerhard Koeppel, professor emeritus. During his decades in the department, Dr. Koeppel’s kindness left an indelible mark on Classical archaeology and his students and colleagues. … Read more


August 29, 2013

We congratulate Emily Baragwanath for winning the 2013 Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. “What a tremendous surprise and delight it was to be awarded this prize,” Baragwanath exclaimed by email. The University awards just four … Read more