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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

Karen DeRosa (Administrator)


Leslie Barrow (Administrative Assistant)


Carol Bean-Carmody (Academic Assistant)


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Past Events & Lectures


 Jacques Bromberg

Michael Lurie



Naomi Weiss

Remaking Cicero



Zarbin Lecture

Classics Theses Presentations Spring 2013

Benefactors Lecture

Katelyn Burgess


Jeremy Rutter Invitation


 Candida Moss


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


Tess Stek Lecture



CLST Thesis 2012


Benefactors' Lecture 2012


metcalf flyer




Rife Lecture

This lecture is sponsored by the Gino Franco Luigi Zarbin, MD Memorial Fund in the Classics Department.



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


Classics Benefactors' Lecture by Ellen Oliensis, Berkeley Reading Between the Poems: Desire and Deception in Ovid Amores 2

Thursday May 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Reception following



Benefactors one Benefactors two


"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.



 Joseph Rife

Lecture by Joseph Rife
Thursday, February 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Rockefeller Center I
First Annual Zarbin Memorial Lecture, Department of Classics
CANCELLED - To be rescheduled at a later date.    


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

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 DramaNo 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

Billows LectureLecture 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

Professor Robin Osborne 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


  • David CohenAnnual 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.

Last Updated: 1/24/14