Close menu Resources for... William & Mary
William & Mary W&M menu close William & Mary

Classical Studies News

Homecoming 2023

Department of Classical Studies Celebrates Another Successful Homecoming.

Dr. Kathryn Grossman
Kathryn Grossman Gives Lecture on Animal Sacrifice

The Department of Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America hosted Kathryn Grossman for her talk, “Human-Animal-Divine Relationships in Cyprus: A Social Zooarchaeology of Sacrifice.”

Mitchell Brown
Brown Wins Loeb Foundation Grant

Professor Mitchell Brown has won a prestigious grant from the Loeb Classical Library foundation to support his research on the stagecraft of Menander.

Alumni Newsletter

Read Department Chair Prof. Panoussi's most recent letter to alums here and find details for Homecoming!

A Tour of Attika

Students from Prof. Paga's course on "Classical Athens" invite you to check out their website: A Tour of Attika

Ancient Religion Colloquium

Join 11 of our graduating seniors for a public colloquium highlighting their independent research topics on the theme of "Ancient Religion." The colloquium will conclude with a keynote address -- the Oakley Lecture -- by Prof. Jessica Stephens.

An aerial view or campus shows brick buildings, trees and green spaces
W&M’s working group on naming, renaming submits final report

William & Mary’s Working Group on the Principles of Naming and Renaming (PNR) this week presented its final report to President Katherine A. Rowe, who accepted it during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday in the Alumni House.

Molly Swetnam-Burland wins national teaching award

Professor Swetnam-Burland has been awarded a 2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies, the most prestigious teaching award for college teachers of Classical Studies in the US.

Group photo in front of Hieron monument
W&M faculty, students excavate Sanctuary of the Great Gods

William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.

Department Hosts First Archaeology Day

On September 21 the department hosted the first W&M Archaeology Day, at which students and faculty of several departments shared news of their research and excavations.

Spectacle & Cultural Reception
Students orginize first Classical Studies Colloquium

Students in the Department of Classical Studies will be organizing and presenting the first Classical Studies Colloquium designed to showcase student research in the department.

Prof. Jessica Stephens
Prof. Stephens offers new course on slavery

This semester Prof. Jessica Stephens of the Department of Classical Studies at W&M is offering a new course comparing ancient slavery to slavery in other places and times up to and including the current day. The course is one of the COLL 300 courses being offered on campus under the banner of the theme "Bodies that Matter".

Caligula at the VMFA
W&M students meet Caligula & other friends

A trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, arranged by Professors Andrew Ward and Zackary Wainer, gave W&M students a close encounter with many examples of the ancient artworks artifacts that they have been studying.

Student Research Spotlight

Senior Classical Studies major Nicholas Rudman tells us all about his exciting senior thesis research!