Our very own Barbette Spaeth is the editor of the new Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions, just published by Cambridge University Press.
Our 3rd annual homecoming reception was a tremendous success! Alumni, friends of the Department and current students joined the Professors for a fun breakfast in the Department Library.
Professor John Oakley has recently published "The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller."
Our first Athens-Nafplio trip was a huge success! This past summer, Professor Hutton and ten W&M students traveled all over Greece and uncovered the secrets of its ancient and modern past.
Dear Alumni and friends of the Deparment, please join us for the 3rd annual Department Homecoming Reception.
The Department is pleased to announce that three new members have joined our ranks. Robin McCall, Ryan McConnell, and Rob Nichols have all begun to teach at W&M this fall.
Meet the Class of 2013!
Brett Evans has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Classics at the University of Bristol, UK.
Professor Jessica Paga was awarded a Prestigious Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Department is pleased to announce that it will host the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in 2016.
We are very pleased to announce that our new Post-Bac Program, beginning in the academic year 2014-15.
The Department is pleased to announce a new Summer Study Abroad Program in Athens and Nafplion.
Professor Panoussi spoke about her work on Roman Women, gender and sexuality at Face 2 Face, a conversation among faculty members.
The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.
Whether descending into the Grotto of the Sibyl at Lake Avernus or getting inside the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius near the Ostiense train station, W&M students gain an insider's view of Ancient Rome.
Assistant Professor Molly Swetnam-Burland received this summer a prestigious NEH Summer Fellowship to pursue research on Roman mosaics.
Our department celebrates the 2012 graduates!
A special exhibition of 37 Greek vases will be on display at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, August 18 through September 30.
The collection showcases the development of Athenian pottery, and is on display August 18 through September 30.
A new guidebook released today recognizes the College of William & Mary for having 10 of the country’s best undergraduate teachers.
Seven entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the College while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.
Our first Homecoming Reception was a great success. Alumni, current students, and faculty had a lot of fun meeting again in the Department Library.
Athenian Potters and Painters III is the first International Conference hosted by our Department in Fall 2012.
As Amanda Chan '13 puts it: "The only way to understand how huge these buildings were, and what an accomplishment it was to construct them, is to be standing in front of them, head tilted backward, looking skyward."
Archaeologist Jessica Paga joins W&M Classical Studies
Our 2011 graduates receive their diplomas and awards.
In this year's National Greek Exam, William & Mary's first-year Greek students scored 31% higher than the national average.
In the words of John Kelly '11, "Experiencing and immersing myself in the world of ancient Rome has allowed me to learn more than I ever could from pictures in textbooks or online."
What our faculty do when they're not in the classroom.
Elise Zevitz was awarded two fellowships to excavate at Tel Dor and conduct independent research on the tombs from Marisha.
John Oakley was awarded the prestigious Plumeri Award for his exemplary achievements in teaching, research, and service to the College.
Anne Morin '12, Hogan Fellowship recipient, excavated at the Poggio Civitate Field School.
Professor Spaeth recently received the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Governance Award for her outstanding service to our Department and the College.
John Oakley publishes a new book on Roman Sarcophagi
Julie Nicol '12 excavates a Roman city in Spain
Our very own Bill Hutton was awarded the Class of 1955 Term Distinguished Associate Professorship.
Irene Morrison Moncure and Sam McVane have been awarded fellowships to support summer research on their honors projects.
Lily Panoussi was named Robert & Sara Boyd Term Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies.
Barbette Spaeth has won a grant from the Max Planck Institute in Germany for her research on the cults of Roman-Era Corinth.
Georgia Irby-Massie was invited to deliver a lecture on ancient geographers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. While there she also visited the Antonine Wall
Lily Panoussi's new book on the influence of Greek tragedy on Vergil has emerged from Cambridge University Press.
Irene Morrison-Moncure ('11) spent the summer of 2009 working on her Monroe project, a guide to grammar for students of Latin.
What can you do with a classics degree? Apparently become the chief academic officer for one of the best universities in the country.
Senior honors student Megan Shuler was the recipient of a Dintersmith fellowship from the college for honors research. With the support of the fellowship she spent the summer of 2009 researching her honors thesis on Roman domestic architecture, which she is completing under the direction of Molly Swetnam-Burland.
John Oakley has been chosen as the Martha Sharp Joukowsky lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America, and will be sharing his knowledge of Greek vase painting with audiences in twelve cities across the US.
New faculty member Molly Swetnam-Burland is in high demand as a speaker on her specialty of Egyptian and Egyptianizing artifacts in Roman art.
Students in Bill Hutton's second-semester Greek class won high honors in the first annual National Greek Exam for first-year Greek students
An update on our students' accomplishments. Spring, 2009.
The Department is very pleased to welcome Professor Maria (Molly) Swetnam-Burland as a new Assistant Professor of Classical Studies.
Georgia Irby-Massie, an associate professor in classical studies at William and Mary, is one of the editors of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists, along with Paul Keyser. The work, in production at Routledge Press, contains around 2,000 entries on the leading (and lesser) lights of science from the ancient Mediterranean world.
CJ Kamp'08 writes about his trip to Siracusa, Italy
Beth Block '08 writes about her summer travels in Roman Britain.