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The world of ancient Greece and Rome, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

Our department covers more than four thousand years, from Aegean prehistory to the Medieval period.

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Prof. Lawrence Richardson jr 1920-2013   We regret to announce the passing of our incomparable friend and colleague 

 We are hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor for 2014-15 to teach Greek, esp. drama, and Greek history. Deadline: Apr. 23

Recent News

Graduate Student Cliff Robinson wins the 2014 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

View senior double major Phil Watson's An Iliad - his Theater major senior project, performed in February 2014
Prof. Tolly Boatwright on "The State of Things" (2/7/14) on Celebrity Boxing and Bread and Circuses
Prof. Joshua Sosin in the Chronicle of Higher Education; Duke papyri in the local news.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports new Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing. Check out the DC3 blog.
Prof. Maurizio Forte receives Mellon Humanities Writ Large funding for Duke in Tuscany fieldschool
Prof. Jed Atkins and Josh Sosin receive Mellon Humanities Writ Large funding for Emerging Network on "Democracy and Law: Ancient and Modern"
(watch this space for details)
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From Space to Place Initiative:                          The Age of Sensing

Fifth Annual International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Duke University, October 13-15, 2014

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Spring 2014 Events

April 10, 8:30am - 6pm, FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse Bay 4: Reading the Past: Mind, Brain, and Archaeology Workshop co-organized by Maurizio Forte, and including talks by Forte and Carla Antonaccio.

Classical Studies Drama Series: 

Matthew Farmer (March 5, 5:15 p.m 226 Allen); David Jacobson (March 19, 5:15 p.m., 226 Allen); Eric Dugdale (April 2, 5:15 p.m., 226 Allen Bldg.)


Elsa Bouchard, "Aristotle and Graphic Arts"

Wed., March 26, 5:15 p.m., 226 Allen Bldg. A reception will follow.

Duke/UNC Graduate Pedagogy Colloquium:  

The graduate programs in Classical Studies at Duke University and in Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are collaborating to organize the Inaugural Duke/UNC-CH Graduate Workshop in Classics Pedagogy for the weekend of March 28-30, 2014.

Friday, March 28; For Details visit: sites.duke.edu/classicspedagogy/

Workshop Schedule:  sites.duke.edu/classicspedagogy/tentative-schedule/


Past Lectures: Spring, 2014

Ben Keim (Pomona), "Honor and the "Other" in Herodotus' Histories."  Wed., Feb. 26, 5:15-6:00 p.m., 226 Allen Bldg.  Reception follows.

Pier Luigi Tucci (Johns Hopkins), "The Forma Urbis and the Capitoline Hill."  Wed. Feb. 12, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Cancelled due to weather


  • Tomb of Caecilia Metella
  • site
  • Hadrian's Villa 2
  • Paestum 2
  • Agrigento 3
  • pottery
  • Rome
  • Jake 1
  • Morgantina 1
  • Pompeii 1
  • Hadrian's Villa 1
  • Morgantina 2
  • Roman Forum 1
  • pottery
  • Agrigento 2
  • Jake 2
  • Pantheon 2
  • Acropolis
  • Pompeii 2
  • Paestum 1
  • papyrus