2019 Herington Competition Winners

November 21, 2019

The Herington Greek and Latin Poetry Prizes, established in 1999 by Maynard and Florence Mack in memory of John Herington, are awarded for the best oral performance of assigned passages of Greek and Latin poetry. There are two cash prizes, … Continued

Sam Moorhead announced RNS medallist for 2019

June 12, 2019

Dr. Sam Moorhead received the 2019 medal from the Royal Numismatic Society this April. Sam graduated from UNC in 1983 with Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. He works as a Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman coins at the British Museum, inside … Continued

Jermaine Bryant receives 2019 Diversity Award

May 22, 2019

Jermaine Bryant, a senior majoring in classics, Robertson Scholar, and now an alumnus of our department, received a Diversity Award from Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion on April 29th. He was recognized for his mentorship and critique of Latin … Continued

Brian McPhee receives Arthur Ross Rome Prize

April 22, 2019

Congratulations to Brian McPhee, one of our graduate students, for winning the Arthur Ross Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome presents these fellowships to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. For 2019-2020, Rome Prizes … Continued

Matthew Schueller receives fellowship from Getty Research Institute

April 7, 2019

Matthew received a 2019-20 pre-doctoral fellowship from the Getty Research Institute to complete his dissertation (“Public Entertainment Venues as Urban Network Actors in Roman Macedonia and Thrace”) at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, CA. There he will also regularly meet and attend lectures with other pre- … Continued

Susan Meyer Interview

April 7, 2019

Susan Meyer, ’09, has a BA in Latin and Italian with a minor in Classical Humanities. She graduated UNC’s MAT program with a masters’ degree in education with an emphasis on Latin. She is currently a Latin teacher at Culbreth … Continued

Professor Gates-Foster’s comments featured in USA Today

February 7, 2019

Jennifer Gates-Foster, assistant professor of the Classics department, gave commentary about Egyptian archaeologists’ recent discovery of more than 40 mummies. USA Today’s article details more about the discovery of the remains found in Minya, a province roughly 150 miles south … Continued

2018 Herington Competition Winners

November 9, 2018

  The Herington Greek and Latin Poetry Prizes, established in 1999 by Maynard and Florence Mack in memory of John Herington, are awarded for the best oral performance of assigned passages of Greek and Latin poetry.  There are two cash … Continued