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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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Past Events & Lectures



Classics Department Open House

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reed Hall 322, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Come meet the faculty and discuss summer opportunities, spring term classes, and planning your major.

Classics Department Open House Winter 2015







Zarbin Lecture Reception Fall 2014

How Greek is Greek Art?

Originals, Mashups, & Identity in the Past

Lecturer: Carla Antonaccio, Duke University

Zarbin Lecture Fall 2014

2013 Benefactors Lecture




Learn to Read Oscan! An Introduction to the Ancient Italic Dialects

Lecturer: Thomas Hendrickson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Reed 104, 3:30 pm

 Learn to Read Oscan with Thomas Hendrickson

Department of Classics Benefactors' Lecture

How Greek is Greek Art?

Originals, Mashups, & Identity in the Past

Lecturer: Carla Antonaccio, Duke University

Thursday, May 15, Carpenter 013, 4:30 pm, Reception to follow.

Lecture was cancelled.

Benefactors' Lecture is cancelled

Dion of Prusa on Speaking the Truth to Power

Lecture by Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Notre Dame University

Thursday, May 1, 2014, Reed 104, 4:30 pm

Dion of Prusa on Speaking the Truth

Laughing Matters

Socrates and Greek Old Comedy

Lecture by Jacques Bromberg, Duke University

Thursday, January 23, 2014, Reed 104, 4:15 pm, Reception to follow

 Jacques Bromberg

Not be be born is best. Greek Pessimism Revisited or: Was Nietzsche Right?

Lecture by Michael Lurie, National Humanities Center

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Reed 104, 4:15 pm. Reception to follow

Michael Lurie


Ancient Mariners and New Cultures from Ice Age Crete: Recent Results from the Damnoni Excavation

Lecture by Thomas Strasser, Providence College

Thursday, January 16, 2014, Reed 108, 4:30 pm, Reception to follow


Music and the Musical Imaginary in Euripidean Tragedy

Lecture by Naomi Weiss

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Reed 104, 4:15 pm

Reception to follow

Naomi Weiss


Remaking Cicero in the Roman Imperial Schoolroom

Lecture by Tom Keeline, Mellon Finalist in Classics

Thursday, January 9, 2014, Reed 104, 4:30 pm

Reception to follow in Reed 322

Remaking Cicero




Annual Zarbin Memorial Lecture

The Cinematography of Vergill's Aeneid

Lecture by Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University

Thursday, October 3, 2013, Rockefeller Center 1, 4:30 pm

Reception to follow

Zarbin Lecture


Honors Theses Presentations

Thursday, May 23, 2013, Reed 104, 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday, May 24, 2013, Reed 104, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


2013 Honors Theses Presentations

Annual Benefactors' Lecture

Soldiers Home: Life after Battle

Lecture by Lawrence Tritle, Loyola Marymount University

Thursday, May 9, 2013, Carpenter 013, 4:30 pm

Reception to follow


2013 Benefactors Lecture

A Space for Dialogue

Student Gallery Talk at the Hood

Beyond Aphrodite: Interpreting Portrayals of "Real" Women in Ancient Greece

Lecture by Katelyn Burgess '13, Mellow Special Project Intern, Yale University Art Gallery Collection-Sharing Initiative

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 4:30 pm, Hood Museum



Katelyn Burgess

Gold Medal Citation Lifetime Achievement by the Archaeological Institute of America to Professor Jeremy Rutter

Friday, January 25, 2013, 4:00 pm, Reed 322


Jeremy Rutter Invitation


Cultures of Death: Christian Martyrdom and Greek, Roman, and Jewish Conceptions of Death

Lecture by Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Carpenter 013, 4:00 pm

Reception to follow

 Candida Moss


Professor Jeremy Rutter is recognized for Archaeological Achievements in the Dartmouth Now


Zarbin Memorial Lecture

Lecture by Tesse Stek, Leiden University

Sacred Landscapes in Samnium: Rurual Cult Places & State Formation in Republican Italy

Thursday, October 4, 2012, Rockefeller Center 1, 4:00 pm

Reception to follow

Tess Stek Lecture



Department of Classics Annual Benefactors' Lecture

Lecture by Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania, Oracles, Omens and Dreams among the Philosophers, A Cognitive Approach to Divination

Thursday, May 10, 2011, Rockefeller Center III, 4:00 pm

Reception to follow

Hadrianvs In Nvmmis, Hadrian in/on His Coins

Lecture by William Metcalf

Thursday, February 23, 2011, Rockefeller Center III, 4:00 pm

Reception to follow

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Hood Museum of Art through the Yale University Collection-Sharing Initiative

CLST Thesis 2012





























Rife Lecture
















Classics Honors Thesis Presentations

Thursday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Hall 104
Reception and Prize & Awards Celebration immediately following in Reed 322

Theses Presenters:
Charles H. Clark
The Gortyn Laws in Architectural Context

Kathryn T. Mammel
Bodies in Bloom: The Association of Flora and Female Figures in Late Bronze Age Aegean Iconography

Sarah C. Spangenberg
Issues of Planning in Diocletian's Palace at Split: Imperial Cult and the Late Antique Palace

Benefactors one

 Lecture by Ellen Oliensis

Prostitution Ancient and Modern: A Tell-All Confession

February 22, 2011, 4:00 p.m., Rockefeller 002

Lecture presented by Professor Nicholas K. Rauh, Professor of Classics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Purdue University.


Life and Death at a Port in Roman Greece: Recent Investigations at Kenchreai

Lecture by Joseph Rife of Vanderbilt University, will be the first annual Zarbin Memorial Lecture. Presented by the Classics Department, it will take place on Thursday, February 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Rockefeller Center I. A reception will follow. The lecture is sponsored by the Gino Franco Liugi Zarbin, MD Memorial Fund. Cancelled - To be rescheduled at a later date.
The lecture will highlight research at Kenchreai (both excavation and study) that focuses on burial practices and social structure at the Early-Middle Roman port and also touches on other dimensions of the site through Late Antiquity.



No Beast So Bloody: Exploring Gender Dynamics in Greek Drama

Scenes from Lysistrata - Medea - Hippolytus

Trojan Women - Agamemnon, Friday, May 28, at 1:45 p.m., Collis Common Ground
Performed by students in CLST2/THEA10, Directed by David Mavricos, Sponsored by Classics

Lecture with Richard Billows: Marathon: Why Is a Battle Important to Western Culture?

Richard A. Billows, professor, specializes in Ancient Greek and Roman History and Greek epigraphy.

Monday, May 17, at 4:00 p.m., Rockefeller Room 001

 Benefactors' Fund Lecture

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

Thursday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m., Location: Carpenter 013


  • Imperial Classics: Culture, Letters, Learning. November 19 - 22, 2009.
    An international conference addressing the intertwined histories of imperialism and classical learning. Keynote speaker: Homi Bhabha. Organized by Margaret Williamson and the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms, in collaboration with the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Office of the Provost. For more information, contact Meredyth Morley, (603) 646-8172.
  • Annual Benefactors' Fund Lecture given by David Cohen (UC Berkeley), War, Justice, and Empire in Classical Athens on May 7 at 4:00 p.m. in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, reception following.
  • A lecture by Coulter George (UVA) entitled Expressions of Time in Judeo-Christian Greek Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m., Reed Hall Room 108, reception following in Reed Hall Room 322.
  • Co-sponsored by the Linguistics Program.
  • Lecture by Stephanie Nelson, The Bacchae and the Frogs: The Tragic and the Comic Dionysus. Four o'clock on Thursday, April 16, in Silsby 113, reception following in Reed Hall Room 322.

Lecture by David Cohen

Last Updated: 1/22/15