Department of Classics

The picture was taken at Sagalassos. Behind Boaz is the hill from which Alexander the Great is thought to have attacked the city in 333 B.C.
The picture was taken at Sagalassos. Behind Boaz is the hill from which Alexander the Great is thought to have attacked the city in 333 B.C.

Boaz Heller ’17 at Sagalassos during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Date posted: August 17th, 2015

Professor Paul Iversen and Classics Major Boaz Heller (’17) have been conducting an archaeological and epigraphical survey on site in Turkey over the past two weeks. This survey is part of the study abroad course, Landscape Archaeology and Epigraphy (CLSC 318/418), and is in partnership with the Isparta Archaeological Survey in Turkey.  …Read more.

Professor Peter Knox Interviewed for the Daily

Date posted: June 19th, 2015

5 questions with…Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Director Peter Knox
JUNE 19, 2015

After completing his undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Harvard University, Peter Knox was ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. …Read more.

Vergil Week Continuous Reading Happening All Day, April 23

Date posted: April 23rd, 2015

Listen to and join in the virtual reading by following the link below!
connect.case.edu/vergilweek …Read more.

Classics Department 2015 Award Recipients

Date posted: April 14th, 2015

The Department of Classics would like to congratulate the following majors, minors and graduate students for receiving the 2015 departmental awards!

Alexander’s Lieutenant:The Secret Behind the Conqueror’s Success

Date posted: April 7th, 2015

Friday, April 10, 4pm in Mather House 100
Alexander the Great’s character and exploits have captured imaginations for thousands of years, and his reputation all but blinds the sun. David Grzybowski, a graduate student in Classics and World Literature, will present research on Parmenio, Alexander’s chief general and argue that much of Alexander’s military success can in fact be attributed to the brilliance of his lieutenant rather than to his own. …Read more.

The Afterlives of Sculptures in Ancient Greece

Date posted: March 23rd, 2015

The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will be given by Dr. Rachel Kousser, Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. The lecture will take place on Friday April 10 at 5:30pm in Clark Hall Room 309.

“Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” A lecture by Professor Timothy Wutrich

Date posted: March 12th, 2015

A lecture titled “Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” will be given by Professor Timothy Wutrich as part of the Faculty Work-in-Progress Series on March 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm in Clark Hall 206.

Dr. Peter E. Knox Named Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor

Date posted: February 20th, 2015

The Nord family’s enduring philanthropic support of Case Western Reserve University is evident in every corner of campus, from striking learning and research spaces to innovative programs that inspire faculty, students and the broader community. …Read more.

2014 City Dionysia Winners Announced

Date posted: November 17th, 2014

The 2014 City Dionysia welcomed students from Shaker Heights and St. Edwards’ High Schools as well as CWRU students in the Atlantis club to put on productions of Euripides’ Medea. …Read more.

Dr. Mary-Kay Gamel Giving Annual City Dionysia Keynote Address

Date posted: October 29th, 2014

The annual City Dionysia keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Mary-Kay Gamel, Professor of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Theatre at University of California Santa Cruz on Friday, November 14, 4:30pm in Clark 309. Her lecture is titled, “Metamorphoses of Medea.”

Dr. Vladimir L. Marchenkov Coming to Speak at CWRU

Date posted: October 29th, 2014

Dr. Vladimir L. Marchenkov, Professor of Aesthetics and Theory at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University will be speaking on “Magic, Fable, and Opera: Monteverdi and the Quest for Immortality” at the World Literature Colloquium on Wednesday, November 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Guilford 323.

World Literature Colloquium Series Begins Oct 20

Date posted: October 15th, 2014

The first World Literature Colloquium of the 2014-2015 academic year will be a lecture by Associate Professor of English, Sarah Gridley, entitled “Hic Sunt Dracones: Deep Edges in Eliade, Tolstoy, and Atwood.” It will be held on October 20 at 4:30 in Clark 206.