The Roman goddess Venus was the patron deity of the city of Pompeii, and her temple occupied a prominent location at the southern edge of the site, overlooking the river plain below.
Professor Gurd will be spending 2018-2019 as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, working on a large-scale project called Auditory Culture in Greco-Roman Antiquity, an ongoing, multi-volume project which aims to document and interpret the cultural uses of sound in antiquity. Its subject matter includes all ancient attempts to theorize, manipulate, and exploit sound.
Although some graduate programs at MU will close or merge with others, the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies will continue to offer its MA and PhD degrees.
From the Princeton Review:
Matthew Harder, a graduate student studying the topography of Rome and cultural interactions in central Italy, has been awarded a Research Alumni Program Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin. This prestigious fellowship will allow him to spend a 6-week research stay in Berlin, where he will be hosted by the FU Institut für
Congratulations to Aidan Alemifar, the winner of the 2018 Ferd Labrunerie Prize in Ancient Greek, and to Erica Rose Hampton, the 2018 winner of the Wake Foster Prize for Latin.
We are very sad to report that William Biers, Professor Emeritus of Greek Art and Archaeology, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 12. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Biers was a specialist in Greek archaeology and ceramics (especially “plastic” vases), and in ancient technologies.
Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies 2018
University of MIssouri
We are very proud to announce the publication of Luitpold Wallach's critical edition of the Libri Carolini as a special issue of Illinois Classical Studies (Vol.42.2 Fall 2017). Luitpold Wallach served as a faculty member in the Department of Classics at the University of Illinois from 1967-1978. Barbara Wallach and Antony Augoustakis co-edited his unfinished edition of the first two books of the Alcuin's Libri Carolini, a protest from the Frankish kingdom of Char
Click on Courses to find all the AMS undergraduate classes offered in Fall 2018.
AMS: What We Teach
Courses in the department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies cover every aspect of life in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as other civilizations in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean and Near East. They come in four varieties: