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.


Matthew Farmer

We are delighted to announce the publication of Prof. Farmer's new book. Tragedy on the Comic Stage (Oxford 2016) is now available for pre-order on Amazon--or download today on Kindle!

Chania, Greece

The latest issue of Mercurius is now available! 



PBK key

David Schenker was approved by acclamation as the 2016-2017 President of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Missouri



Franklin College of Arts and Science

Ray Marks gave a talk, “Searching for Ovid at Silius’ Cannae,” at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Classics Colloquium at the University of Georgia, an event organized by UGA’s Classics department (October 2016). Prof. Marks' participation in the event was financially supported by an SEC travel grant, which he was awarded this summer.”



University of Cincinnati LIbrary

Darcy Krasne received a Tytus Fellowship from the University of Cincinnati for the spring of 2017.


Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome

Dennis Trout published “Napkin Art: Carmina contra paganos and the Difference Satire Made in Fourth-Century Rome,” in Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century, edited by M. Salzman, M. Sághy, and R. Lizzi Testa for Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Hellenistic/Roman Stele

Darcy Krasne published “Crippling Nostalgia; Nostos, Poetics, and the Structure of the Ibis” in TAPA 146.  In June he also attended the Celtic Classics Conference, and presented a paper called “Fathers and Son: Theseus’s Ovidian Paternity.”


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dennis Trout was invited to present a paper called “Honorius I, The Church of S. Agnese, and the Papal Poetry of Late Ancient Rome” at the Thirteenth Annual MARCO Symposium at the University of Tennessee in March.