Department News

Fall 2014

MESIC night at Arabic House
Arabic House will host an event about the house and the MESIC concentration on Monday, November 17 from 5-6. For a further details, see the flier here.

Consider Classics Courses for Spring 2015
Classics courses explore the literature, cultures, and archaeological remains of the ancient Mediterranean world. The languages taught in Classics: Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin; are utilized as the basis of interpretation of ancient texts, societies, and material culture. Students find that study of the ancient Mediterranean sheds much light on contemporary problems, concepts, and values.  We've created a handy handout to help you decide where to begin in Classics. Find it here.
Registration for Spring 2015 runs November 17-December 5.

Introducing Antiquity Now
The first issue of Antiquity Now, the Classic Department's newsletter (linked here) was published in early October.  In it you will find pictures and interviews and stories about: some of the many ways students pursued their classics interests during the summer; a report from the new Arabic Cottage; a listing of the latest Classics Department prize recipients, including the new Jeremiah Reedy Prize; updates from our professors, exciting new courses offered by the department this year, and information about how you can help support travel and research for our students.

Spring 2014

Arabic Cottage Opens in Fall 2014
Starting in September 2014, the Classics Department's Arabic language students have the option of living in The Arabic Cottage.  An article about the new opportunity appeared in this issue of the Mac Weekly.

Modern Tools for Ancient History
Professor Andy Overman's Roman World course had a unique assignment this semester - an Essignment. Students selected a crucial aspect of Roman History from the syllabus and designed a web-based project. Some were digitial shorts, some videos, others elaborate and colorful powerpoint presentations on dynamic chapters in Roman History. The class held a vote to choose their favorite.

Click on these links to view some of the top vote-getting Essignments from the course:

And the winning Essignment: