Gabii Project

An update from Prof. Marcello Mogetta on research opportunites for graduate students in classical archaeology in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies: 

"I welcome prospective graduate students with background experience and/or research interests in Roman urbanism, architecture and material culture. 

Daryl K. Smith Scholarship for Study in Greece

John Tripp, the recipient of the Daryl K. Smith Scholarship for Study in Greece, spoke about his travels in Greece at the College of Arts and Science Scholarship Dinner on Monday, October 30. 2017.  Congratulations, John! 

Classical Humanities Spring 2018

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies is the new home of Classical Studies and Classical Archaeology at Mizzou!

Learn to read the literature of ancient Greece and Rome!  Greek and Latin fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement.  You can start Latin in Fall or Spring, or Greek every fall.  Latin is also available on-line!

Changing the Face of Classical Scholarship

Sarah Buchanan (left) and Clarabelle Fields

At the fall meeting of the Missouri Classical Association (Columbia Independent School, Sept.

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.