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Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Nancy Rabinowitz Co-Editor of Award-Winning Volume

Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom, a book co-edited by Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Teaching Literature Book Award.  More ...

Grace Berg '16 left, with her project adviser Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor and chair of Classics
Grace Berg ’16 Examines Penelope's Role in Homer’s Odyssey

As more and more contemporary scholars begin to reevaluate the roles of female characters in foundational ancient texts, Grace Berg ’16 is this summer assessing scholarly reactions to reimaginings of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey through an Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Award.  Berg’s project is titled Penelope and Her Odyssey: A Reception Study, and her adviser is Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor and chair of Classics.  More ...

 Rachel Beamish '16 poses in front of Greek temples while studying abroad in Rome.
Ancient Mythology Is New Again in Rachel Beamish ’16 Emerson Project

Classic mythology originated thousands of years ago, yet it still resonates with audiences today. With an Emerson Foundation grant, Rachel Beamish ’16 is examining adaptations of classical and Egyptian mythology within modern young adult novels. She is working with Professor of Africana Studies and Classics Shelley Haley to examine how contemporary novels adapt classical mythology to 21st century American culture.  More ...

Carl Rubino
Rubino Presents to SUPA Teachers

Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, presented “Somewhere over the Rainbow: Spartacus, Gladiator, and the American Dream” to teachers participating in Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA). He presented to teachers in the upstate region on May 19 in Rochester and to downstate region teachers on May 20 in New York City.  More ...

Professors Max Majireck, Courtney Gibbons, Shelley Haley and Susan Mason.
Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 11. Professor of Classics Shelley Haley was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Max Majireck, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Barbara Gold
Gold an Invited Speaker at Roman Studies Conference

Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, presented an invited talk on April 10 at Boston University during the 21st Annual Meeting of the Boston Area Roman Studies Conference.  More ...

Front from left: Prof. Carl Rubino, Adrian Ophals ’15, Prof. Barbara Gold, Tommy Dana ’16, Mackenzie Leavenworth ’15, Emily Moore ’15, Prof. Jesse Weiner. Back from left: Emma Zanazzi ’15, Prof. Shelley Haley, Prof. Anne Feltovich, Isabel Dau ’15, Jack Boyle ’15, Kim Olsen ’16.
Hamilton Students and Faculty Attend Classics Conference

Several Hamilton students and faculty members attended an annual undergraduate classics research conference on April 17. Each year the conference is hosted by Hamilton, Union College, Skidmore College or Colgate University. Union was this year’s host.  More ...

Anne Feltovich
Feltovich Publishes Article on Sisterhood in Roman Comedy

A chapter by Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Anne Feltovich titled “The Many Shapes of Sisterhood in Roman Comedy” appears in the recently published book Women in Roman Republican Drama, edited by D. Dutsch, S. James, and D. Konstan (Wisconsin 2015).  More ...

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Nancy Rabinowitz Lectures in New Zealand

Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz recently presented a series of lectures at universities across New Zealand. She discussed her research on Orestes and Pylades, as well as prison teaching and feminist scholarship in classics.  More ...

Jesse Weiner
Weiner Presents at Classical Traditions Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented a paper titled “Saxa loquuntur?: Archaeological Fantasies in Wilhelm Jensen’s Gradiva” at a conference on March 28 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.  More ...

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