NIck Spitzer

The Missouri Audio Project and the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition are thrilled to co-host Nick Spitzer, producer and host of the NPR radio show American Routes, folklorist, and professor of anthropology and American Studies at Tulane University.

"From Roots to Routes: Oral Tradition, Recording, Broadcast and the Emergence of American Vernacular Music”

Thursday, Oct 5, 4-5:30, Swallow Hall 101

Swallow Hall

Swallow Hall, University of Missouri

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Classical Studies has moved to Swallow Hall. This new location brings with it a new name, which reflects the expansion of our academic mission.  The faculty and students of the new Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies are dedicated to studying the arts, literature, history, and lived experiences of peoples who lived across the wider Mediterranean region during antiquity, from prehistory to the early Middle Ages.

Matthew Farmer

Congratulations to Matt Farmer, who has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2017 Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award.  The award recognizes junior faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus.  Εὖ γε,  εὖ γε, ὦ βέλτιστε!



Chiron, Achilles, Herculaneum

Chiron instructs Achilles (Herculaneum, first-century AD)

A round of applause for Clarabelle Fields, who has been selected as one of twelve Cherng Summer Scholars in the Honors College at MU. As J.D.

David Schenker 2017 CAMWS ovation

Peter Knox (Case Western Reserve) (seated), David Schenker (University of Missouri), and James May (St. Olaf College), CAMWS Orator. (Photo credit: Silvia Sarais)



On Friday April 7, 2017 David Schenker received the highest honor offered by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South at the 2017 meeting in Kitchener, Ontario.  Each year since 1950 the association has awarded ovationes (honorary citations written in Latin and delivered at the CAMWS Annual Meeting) to members for their service to CAMWS and the Classics profession.

Bronze horse

Please congratulate our 2017 Classical Studies award winners when you see them: 

Marleigh Anderson is the winner of the The Labrunerie Greek Prize and the CAMWS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Classical Studies. 

Clarabelle Fields and John Tripp are the co-winners of the Wake Foster Latin Prize. 




Great Palaestra Pompeii

The Department of Classical Studies is thrilled to announce that eleven of our majors won Arts and Science Scholarships this spring.  A hearty congratulations to one and all:

Husain Agha, Aidan Alemifar, Sarah Cox, Clarabelle Fields, Joshua Frost, Erica Hampton, Brenden Hay, Emma Smith, Heath Snider, Amanda Steineman, and John Tripp. 

Oxford Classical Dictionary

The on-line edition of The Oxford Classical Dictionary  (digital ed. Sander M. Goldberg, New York 2017) is now available and features (among other things) a new essay by Sean Gurd:

“Revision in Greek and Latin literature"

Achilles and Ajax

Achilles and Ajax. Black figure amphora:  Exekias Painter (Rome, Vatican Museums, Greorian Etruscan Museum) 

The Missouri Classical Association (MOCA) is celebrating its revival with an undergraduate paper session at its spring meeting. We invite all undergraduate students enrolled in a Missouri college or university and interested in the ancient Greek and Roman world to submit an abstract for a paper to be delivered at the MOCA Meeting on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM until noon in the Columbia Independent School, 1801 N. Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO.

Bust of Domitian (1st century CE; Paris, Louvre)

Domitian’s Rome and the Augustan Legacy

September 1-2, 2017

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Organizers: Raymond Marks (Classical Studies) & Marcello Mogetta (Art History & Archaeology)

This conference seeks papers that explore the Augustan legacy in the age of Domitian in the hope of better understanding the extent and nature of that legacy, the mechanisms of its appropriation, and how it shapes Domitianic culture more broadly.