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Department of Classics

Dartmouth College
6086 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

(603) 646-3394


Department Chair
Professor Roberta Stewart


Administrative Staff


Therese Perin-Deville (Administrator)


Leslie Barrow (Administrative Assistant)


Carol Bean-Carmody (Academic Assistant)


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Benefactors' Fund Lecture

The Benefactors' Lecture has been held at Dartmouth each year since 1986 and is usually held on the first Thursday in May. The lecture has been made possible by the generous support of Dartmouth alumni and friends of the Classics Department.

Previous Benefactors' Fund Lectures

  • 2013
  • Soldiers Home, Life after Battle, Lawrence Tritle, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2012
  • Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Oracles, Omens, and Dreams among the Philosophers, A Cognitive Approach to Divination"
  • 2011
    "Reading Between the Poems: Desire and Deception in Ovid Amores 2"
    Ellen Oliensis, Berkeley 
  • 2010
    Pots, Politics and the Impact of Democracy on Athens: How the Iconography of Painted Pottery Changed Between 520 - 440 BC with Robin Osborne, Professor of Ancient History, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2009
    "War, Justice, and Empire in Classical Athens" with David Cohen, Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor in Rhetoric and Classics at University of California at Berkeley
  • 2008
    Finding a New Greek Temple: Excavations and Explorations at Bonjaket in Albania
    Jack Davis, University of Cincinnati, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • 2007
    From Roman Games to Reality TV: Spectacles of Humiliation and the Politics of Empire
    Daniel Mendelsohn, award winning author, journalist and critic
  • 2006
    Imitation, Evolution, and Cultural Change: Towards a History of Mimetic Regimes
    Thomas Habinek, University of Southern California
  • 2005
    Smoking the Womb: Gynecological Therapy in Ancient Greece
    Lesley Dean Jones, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004
    What is 'Classical' About Classical Antiquity?
    James Porter, University of Michigan
  • 2003
    A Higher Order of Killing: The Origin, Evolution, and Canonization of the Roman Amphitheater
    Katherine Welch, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • 2002
    Storytelling, Metamorphosis, and Reliable Narrators in Ovid's Metamorphoses
    Michael Simpson, University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2001
    What Augustine Didn't Confess
    James O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000
    Roman Selfhood: Sensualists, Stoics, and Spectators in the Early Empire
    Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago
  • 1999
    Same Sex Marriage in Roman Law
    Bruce Frier, University of Michigan
  • 1998
    Imagining Sappho's Music
    Christian Wolff, Dartmouth College
  • 1997
    Feasting on Nature: The Archaeology of Roman Leisure
    Bettina Bergmann, Mount Holyoke College
  • 1996
    Stringing the Patriarch's Bow: Honor, Class, and the Family in Homer's Odyssey
    William G. Thalmann, University of Southern California
  • 1995
    Hypatia: Lynchings Ancient and Modern
    Alan Cameron, Columbia University
  • 1994
    The Art of Livia and the Power of Women in the Age of Augustus
    Diana E.E. Kleiner, Yale University
  • 1993
    The Gender of Sound
    Anne Carson, McGill University
  • 1992
    The Bronze Age Origins of Greek Sculpture
    Jane Carter, Tulane University
  • 1991
    The Death of Pleasure: Literary Critics in Technological Societies
    W.R. Johnson, University of Chicago
  • 1990
    Ancient Art in the New World: America's Debt to Antiquity
    Maxwell Anderson, Emory University Museum
  • 1989
    Hippocleides Doesn't Care: Athenian Drama and the Poetics of Manhood
    John J. Winkler, Stanford University
  • 1988
    Cyclic and Homeric in Early Greek Art
    Steven Lattimore, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1987
    A New Pompeii on Cyprus
    David Soren, University of Arizona

Last Updated: 11/3/14