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News & Events

The Holy Cross Classics blog features news and events from the department’s home on Fenwick 4 — as well as Athens, Rome, and beyond. For more up-to-date news and notes, head to the department's Twitter page.

Fall 2017 Events

Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in Smith 201

Elizabeth Butterworth, Director of Development at the Paideia Institute, presents "Community-based Classics?: the rewards and challenges of teaching Latin as service-learning"


Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m in the Mary Chapel

Arts Transcending Borders hosts Antigone in Ferguson, put on by Theater of War Productions. For more on the production, click here as well as the Arts Transcending Borders calendar here.


Monday, October 2, at 10 a.m. in Stein 133

Antigone in Ferguson artistic director Bryan Doerries will speak with students and faculty.


Thursday, October 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Hogan Suite A (4th floor)

Eta Sigma Phi colloquium on Sophocles' Antigone and Theater of War Productions' Antigone in Ferguson. Contact Michael Kelley '18 ( for further information on this colloquium.


Wednesday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Stein 120

Martin Camper (Loyola University, MD), "Arguing Over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation"

Hosted by the Department of English


Spring 2017 Events

Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in Smith 201

"Proximate to Power: The Roman Diaspora, Rome, and the Emperor" by Lakshmi Ramgopal (Trinity College)

Wednesday, March 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Smith 201 

"Revenge, Justice, and Amnesty: The Politics of Odyssey 24" by Joel Christensen (Brandeis University)

Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Hogan Suite A (4th floor)

Meeting of the New England Ancient Historians' Colloquium, featuring discussion of the paper “Sovereign Debt in the Hellenistic World" by Charles Bartlett (Harvard University), with commentary by Joseph Manning (Yale University).

Please contact Ms. Toni Methe ( if interested in attending the meeting and dinner.

Wednesday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Smith 201

“Ethnography and history in the Roman world” by Emma Dench (Harvard University)

Thursday, April 6 

The 45th Annual Classics Day for high school students, hosted by the Holy Cross chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. Click here for information and registration, as well as pictures from past years.

Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Hoval (in front of Hogan Campus Center)

Eta Sigma Phi, the Student Classics Society, hosts their inaugural Homerathon, a public reading of the entirety of Homer's Odyssey

Friday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in Room TBA

Talk by Su Fang Ng (University of Oklahoma) on the reception of Alexander the Great in the early modern global network; title to be announced

Cosponsored by the Department of English and the Asian Studies Program



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