Announcements

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

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

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

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

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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In Many Voices: fourth annual CFLLC Student Conference

The Fourth Annual CFLLC Student Conference Sunday, November 4 | 1:00 – 3:30 PM Schapiro Hall 129 In Many Voices, the fourth annual CFLLC Student Conference will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 1 PM. Seven seniors will present topics related to their independent research or theses and the languages, literature and cultures they have studied

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Mourning Orpheus: Lecture by Vassiliki Panoussi

Poetry and Women’s Rituals in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Lecture by Professor Vassiliki (Lily) Panoussi Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00pm Griffin Hall, Rm. 6 Why does Orpheus die at the hands of Thracian maenads? What did he do to deserve being torn to pieces? How can the world’s greatest poet, the poet who overcame the shades

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Check out the Omrit Student Blog!

Check out the Omrit Archaeological Excavations Official Student Blog and keep up to date with what Williams students digging at Omrit right now have to say about what they are experiencing. Williams in Omrit is an interdisciplinary learning experience open to all students at Williams College. Students participating in this program travel to Omrit in

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The Avenging Angel of Arbela: Lecture by Richard Payne

Violence and the Consolidation of Ecclesiastical Power in Early Islamic Iraq

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