Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:28pm

Nikki Vellidis, UGA Classics 2019 alumna and former Eta Sigma Phi, Zeta Iota President, appears on the cover of the August issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice, journal of the Society for American Archaeology. The cover accompanies an article about current work at the UGA Laboratory of Archaeology: "Long-Term Legacies and Their Challenges in the Age of Modern Curation at the University of Georgia": https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-archaeological-practice/article/longterm-legacies-and-their-challenges-in-the-age-of-modern-curation-at-the-university-of-georgia/CF81413B5A5583A38C6F5738D5FFE0F7

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 9:07am

The Epic Journey in Greek and Roman Literature

(Cambridge University Press)

From cover: This volume explores journeys across time and space in Greek and Latin literature, taking as its starting point the paradigm of travel offered by the epic genre. The epic journey is central to the dynamics of classical literature, offering a powerful lens through which characters, authors, and readers experience their real and imaginary worlds. The journey informs questions of identity formation, narrative development, historical emplotment, and constructions of heroism - topics that move through and beyond the story itself. The act of moving to and from ‘home’ - both a fixed point of spatial orientation and a transportable set of cultural values - thus represents a physical journey and an intellectual process. In exploring its many manifestations, the chapters in this collection reconceive the centrality of the epic journey across a wide variety of genres and historical contexts, from Homer to the moon.

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:35am

The Classics Department welcomed students for the first day of Fall semester classes last week. Pictured Dr. Harris's Medical Terminology class.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 2:08pm

Welcome to new and returning UGA Classics Summer Institute students on the first day of classes for 2019! Dr. Peter O’Connell is teaching LATN 8020, Virgil, and Institute Director, Dr. John Nicholson, (pictured with students) is teaching Roman Epistles, LATN 6050. The Institute is designed for high school Latin teachers seeking to continue teaching while earning an M.A. degree over four consecutive summers.

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:37am

UGA Classics Professors Christine Albright and Peter O'Connell at the UGA-Tennessee football game. Albright was recognized on the field as the 2017 winner of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:03pm

Outstanding teaching at UGA recognized Monday evening, April 16 at the 2018 Faculty Recognition Banquet. Award recipients (pictured here) include Classics MA Alumna Wendy Biddle, recipient of the Division of Academic Enhancement Innovative Teaching Award, Dr. Christine Albright, recipient of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and Classics Alumna and PhD Candidate in Romance Languages, Julia Claire Hernandez, recipient of the UGA Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 2:47pm

Ovid's Metamorphoses

A Reader for Students in Elementary College Latin

From cover: The book features thirty compelling stories, graduated in difficulty and adapted from Ovid's epic Metamorphoses into prose. The original poem contains many different stories united thematically by the transformation which occurs in all of them; the epic features romance, seduction, humour, violence, monsters, and misbehaving gods.