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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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Diskin Clay, 1938-2014  

We regret to announce the sudden passing of our esteemed and beloved friend and colleagueHis obituary announces tentative plans for a memorial symposium at Duke Nov. 7-8. Condolences may be sent to his wife,

Recent News

News from Duke in Tuscany, directed by Maurizio Forte: intact Etruscan tomb digitally recorded by Duke fieldschool
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. 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.)

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/

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.  

Elsa Bouchard, "Aristotle and Graphic Arts"

Wed., March 26, 5:15 p.m., 226 Allen Bldg. 

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