Announcements

Williams College Excavations at Omrit Information Session

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm Griffin Hall, Room 7 Have you ever wanted to participate in an archaeological excavation? Professor Benjamin Rubin of the Classics Department is currently seeking ten students to accompany him on the excavations this summer (May 29-July 3, 2014) at Omrit, Israel. Interested students will be required to fill-out a short

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Summer Internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, March 1 Deadline

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has many internship opportunities year-round, however their summer session is the largest and most competitive of the year. Summer internship deadline is March 1, 2014. 1. Archives Center – Interns undertake projects involving preparation of collections for research use and dissemination of collections information through print and electronic

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Going Greek: Jewish Translation in the Ancient Mediterranean

Tuesday, November 12 7:00pm Griffin Hall, 7  Tessa Rajak, the 2013 Visiting Croghan Bicentennial Professor in Classics at Williams College, will present “Going Greek: Jewish Translation in the Ancient Mediterranean”. A Greek version of the Torah was commissioned, according to legend, for the great Library of Alexandria. It is often forgotten that the Jewish community

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Mothers as Martyrs: The Mother of the Maccabees Among Jews and Christians

Tuesday, November 5 7:00pm Griffin Hall, 7  Tessa Rajak, the 2013 Visiting Croghan Bicentennial Professor in Classics at Williams College, will present the first of two lectures, “Mothers as Martyrs: The Mother of the Maccabees Among Jews and Christians.” All are welcome, this lecture is free and open to the public. According to Jewish legend,

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East-West Relations Conference, October 10-11, 2013

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The Williams College Classics Department is pleased to present a conference on East-West Relations in the Ancient World from Cyrus I to the Abbasid Caliphate, October 10-11, 2013. In recent years, there has been a major shift in how scholars characterize social, cultural and political interactions between Eastern and Western empires in the ancient world.

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Williams Students in Omrit

Four Williams students at Banias Falls, a site only a few kilometers north of the temple at Omrit. From left to right, Sam O’Donnell ’15, Emily Loveridge ’14, Lydia Heinrichs ’15, and Elvira Miceli ’13.

Be sure to check out the Omrit Archaeological Excavations Official Student Blog here: http://sites.williams.edu/williamsinomrit/ You will be able to keep up to date with the Williams students are experiencing while participating in the excavation of Omrit, an ancient site in the northeast corner of the Hulah Valley in Israel. The experience allows Williams students to get their

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Spring 2013 Pre-registration Advising Hours for the Classics Department

Here are the Classics Department’s pre-registration advising hours: Professor Meredith Hoppin: M April 22, 1:30-2:30 T April 23, 2:30-4:00 W April 24, 2:00-4:00 Th April 25, 1:45-2:30 and 4:00 – 5:00   Professor Edan Dekel: 4/22 : 2-4 pm 4/23 : 12-1 pm 4/24 : 10 am – 12 pm 4/25 : 12-4 pm  

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Classics Alums Teach Winter Study

Scott Moringiello ’04 and Shannon Farley ’97 taught resoundingly successful Winter Study courses for the Classics Department in January. Shannon, a Ph.D. candidate at UMASS Amherst in Comparative Literature, taught “Versions of Homer: An Introduction to Translation Theory.” Scott, who recently received his Ph.D. in Theology from Notre Dame, taught “Love: Ancient and Modern.” Read

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Williams Classics: Fall 2012 Thesis Presentations

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Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm Griffin Hall, Room 7  The Classics Departments’ three thesis writers will give brief public presentations of the fruits of their labors for your enjoyment and edification on Tuesday, FEBRUARY 19TH, from 7 to 8 pm, in Griffin 7. Refreshments will be served. Please bring your questions or comments about Homer,

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Omrit Excavations Information Session

Omrit Info Session

Have you ever wanted to participate in an archaeological excavation? Or spend a summer traveling in Israel? If so, please come to the Omrit Excavations Information Session on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm in Griffin 3. Professor Benjamin Rubin will give a short presentation about his archaeological field project at Omrit in Israel. The

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