Amherst Classics News

Interested in Studying Abroad in Rome?

If you're planning to study in Rome this spring, or considering the possibility for next year (or the year after), please join us for a presentation on the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, otherwise known as The Centro:
Date: Wednesday, September 27
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Grosvenor 12
Priscilla Lee '25 and Chris Casey '24 will speak about their experiences at The Centro in Spring 2023, show pictures, answer questions, and share their enthusiasm. Snacks will be provided.

First Classics Club Meeting of AY2324: Trivia Night!

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Grosvenor 12

Tommy Whitley '24 and Priscilla Lee '25 host Classics Club trivia night, promising "a feast fit for Trimalchio (pizza & drinks)" and "no boring history questions or scary sight translations." All are welcome!

Amherst Classics and the Warrior-Scholar Project 

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Amherst College's Warrior-Scholar Project in an article on August 25, 2023. Professor Griffiths's class on "The Origins of Democracy" has a prominent place in the story. 

From the article: 

"Torres muses that democracy has often been treated as a 'confidence game,' with charismatic leaders conning the masses into believing in a system that is rigged. Then he repeats his question. 

“'I’m going to leave you with a question, rather than an answer,' Griffiths says. “Can democracy be more than a confidence game?'

"At lunch, after the seminar, Griffiths tells Torres that his question was 'exactly the one you should be asking.' That comment, Torres says later, was 'very validating.'

“'I feel ultra confident that I’m going to do everything I want in college, and it’s only Wednesday,' says Torres."

Course Information


New Classical Civilization courses coming soon!

LATI-442 with Prof. D. Sinos will read Lucretius's De Rerum Natura.

Classicists Collaborate on Latinate Bicentennial Swag

Read (here) about how Professors van den Berg and Zanker settled on the best Latin rendering of the Amherst mammoths' rallying cry, "Tusks up!"