Classics
EVENTS 2012 - 2013

DECEMBER 2012 - END-OF-SEMESTER DEPARTMENTAL PARTY!

What a feast!





ENJOYED BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY! QUITE A FEAST!

  


 

  Family Weekend Reception

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  Students and their families and friends are invited to join the
Classics Department
faculty and staff for refreshments in Chapin Lounge on
Friday, October 26th, from 3:00 to 4:30.


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EVENTS 2011 - 2012

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

THE CLASSICS CLUB is taking A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN BOSTON TO SEE THE APHRODITE EXHIBITION

We have reserved a 27 seat bus for this trip. The bus will leave Converse at 8:30 and return to Converse at ca. 5:00

The admission is paid for by Classics and the bus is free. Lunch will also be part of the day's events.

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RSVP to Sara Upton by December 2



 

FAMILY WEEKEND RECEPTIOn
Friday, November 4, 2011
Chapin Lounge, Chapin Hall
, 3:00-4:30
The Departments of Classics, History and Religion welcome our majors and their friends and families for conversation and refreshments on a gorgeous weekend.
Please join us; RSVP not required.

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the  HUMANITIES IN TODAY'S WORLD AND WHY STUDY CLASSICS?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Grosvenor House #12, (Classics Reading Room)
6:00 p.m.

Please join us for pizza and discussion
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NEWS

  • Brigitte A. Libby (Princeton University) joined the Department on July  1, 2011 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.

  • During spring break, March 2011, Professor Rebecca Sinos conducted a tour of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition on Reconstructing Antiquity for the Classical Association of New England.
 
  • Becky Sinos at Mount Holyoke College
    Becky Sinos at Mount Holyoke College
  • In January 2011 our Holloway Classics Library database became available to the public for the purpose of searching our collection. We welcome your comments, suggestions, contributions, and donations. Please e-mail classics@amherst.edu for further information.

          We thank all of our donors, without whom this collection would not have been possible.

  • In order to search please enter title or author, and hit "apply." If you wish to see the catalog in alphabetical order, please leave all spaces blank and hit "apply." If you wish to view "category," your choices are archaeology, general textbooks, Latin, Greek, catalogs, biblical, or atlases/dictionaries/references.
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  • On Friday, October 15, many students and invited guests joined the Department to dedicate the Classics Reading Room to R. Ross Holloway '56, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Classics Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art at Brown University. We are grateful to Charles (Justin) Sheng '11 for taking pictures of our long-awaited celebration.
  • Christopher van den Berg (Yale University) joined the faculty on July 1, 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Classics.

  • Please see our 'Letters from Alumni' page. You will find a connection to the  Classics Alumni Roster.

  • In October 2009 the Holloway Classics Library received many books from Professor of Classics Elizabeth Lyding Will's personal library, most of which focus on her life-long interest in amphora collections, especially those found at the Roman port and fishery of Cosa. See also an article from the AIA Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1991 that Professor Will wrote about her experience in India Prof. Will in India in 1991E. L. Will in India. Professor Will taught at the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College. She died on August 19, 2009.  Will Obituary Will Obituary

  • On March 9, 2009, the Holloway Classics Library received a donation from R. Ross Holloway '56, the Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Classics Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art  at Brown University, of approximately 350 books from his personal, archaeological library. These books have been cataloged and are  available to students of Classics for use in the Classics Reading Room. Professor Holloway has been a loyal supporter of  Classics at Amherst. Many of his books were also donated to Frost Library. We are very fortunate to have such friends. Thank you to Professor Holloway.

  • Luca Grillo at the MeadLuca Grillo (Princeton University) joined the faculty on July 1, 2008, as an Assistant Professor of Classics.

  • In memory of Peter K. Marshall, Professor of Classics from 1959-2001, his students and friends donated sufficient funds to purchase books for our Holloway Classics Library and to plant a tree, a Showy Mountain Ash, in his honor on the west side of Grosvenor House. The plaque at the base of the tree reads:
"Tamquam haec sit nostri medicina doloris -- Scholar ♦ Teacher ♦ Friend"
  • On November 11, 1997, we held a reception to dedicate our Holloway Classics Library and to honor R. Ross Holloway, '56,  and Ralph L. Ward, Professor of Classics at Hunter College (now deceased), who donated his personal library to us. Professor Ward was represented by his son, David.
 

 

 

 

 

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