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Emily Greenwood
Facebook According to Plutarch

A chance link between Plutarch and Facebook provided the impetus for Emily Greenwood’s talk on Tuesday, Oct. 25, titled “Facebook According to Plutarch.” Plutarch, an authoritative biographer of eminent ancients such as Julius Caesar, Cicero and Pericles, ultimately functioned in a similar role to Facebook.  More ...

Emily Greenwood
Yale Professor to Lecture on “Facebook, According to Plutarch”

Emily Greenwood, professor of classics at Yale University, will give a talk titled “Facebook, According to Plutarch,” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium (G027). The event is sponsored by the Classics department and is free and open to the public.


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Barbara Gold and Judith Hallett
Gold Awarded Ovatio at CAAS Meeting

Edward North Professor of Classics Barbara Gold was presented with an ovatio (a speech of praise in Latin) at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) on Oct. 13, in Baltimore. Presented to one or two people each year, the award is given for service to the teaching profession and to CAAS, as well as for scholarship.  More ...

Classics professor Shelley Haley, left, accepts the CAAS gavel from outgoing president Sarolta Takacs of the Sage Colleges.
Haley Elected President of CAAS, Gives Conference Paper

Professor of Classics Shelley Haley delivered a paper titled "STEM Education VS Classical Education: Lessons from African American History" at the annual meeting of Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) in Baltimore on Oct. 13.  She was also elected president of CAAS for 2011-2012.  More ...

Carl Rubino
Rubino Presents Paper at Classical Association

Carl A. Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States in Baltimore on Oct. 13.  He was featured at a panel on “Reading the Ancient World on Film,” where he gave his paper titled “Wounds That Will Not Heal: Heroism and Innocence in Shane and the Iliad."  More ...

Barbara Gold
Gold Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany featured a reading by Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, on Monday, Sept. 26, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. Gold examined how Christians of the late Roman Empire created the modern concept of what it means to be a martyr. Academic Minute can also be heard on many other public radio stations across the nation and is featured daily on InsideHigherEd. The program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on 90.3 FM in the Clinton area.  More ...

Shelley Haley
Haley Publishes Review in Classics Journal

Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley published a review of Adrian Goldsworthy’s Antony and Cleopatra in the October 2011 issue of The Classical Review.  More ...

Barbara Gold
Gold Gives Talk at International Conference

Barbara K. Gold, Edward North Professor of Classics, gave an invited talk,  "Comedy in Ancient Greece and Rome: What Was Funny, Whose Humor Was It, and How Do We Explain Jokes Without Killing Them?" at an international conference on Women and Comedy: History, Theory,  Practice at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.  More ...

Carl Rubino
Rubino Presents Paper at Classical Association

Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics,  presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association in Durham, United Kingdom, on April 17.  The paper was part of a session on "The Identity of the Artist" and was titled "'Horace, Odes 4.1: The Voices of Silence."   More ...

James Wells
Wells Presents at Classical Association Conference

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics James Wells presented a paper titled “Varieties of Pastoral Experience: The Reception of Vergilian Pastoral in Contemporary American Poetry” at the annual meeting to the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.  More ...

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