Rutgers Classics is piloting an exciting new intensive program to offer students with no prior experience in Latin a significant jump-start into reading real Roman literature. Our new eight-week intensive will cover the entire first year of Latin in five weeks and then offer students a taste of reading great works by Cicero, Catullus, and Vergil in the final weeks of the program. With five contact hours of class each day and access to instructors outside of class time, students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Latin morphology and syntax, and will leave our program prepared to enter upper-level courses at their home institutions.
Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower moderates a public conversation with mass incarceration survivors Nafeesah Goldsmith and Marquis McCray. The program includes excerpts from Greek tragedies to ground the discussion about the role of the emotions in our lives, and the Humanity we all share. The ancient works serve as an opening for dialogue regarding the life of the incarcerated before, during, and after prison, and the interconnectedness between all of us that storytelling and classical literature can bring to light.
We're pleased to announce that we're offering, for the first time, fully funded MA fellowships to begin in Fall 2020. The two-year fellowships include tuition remission and an annual stipend of $25,000. In order to promote innovation and broaden participation in graduate education in Classics, we especially encourage students from groups and backgrounds historically underrepresented in the field to apply. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2020. For more information on the MA program in Classics at Rutgers and guidelines for admission, please go to: https://classics.rutgers.edu/academics/graduate/admissionfunding and https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/apply/overview .
Rutgers Fulbright Fellow Aaron Beck-Schachter, Fulbright Board Member Rosemary Donnelly, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos and American School Director Jenifer Neils celebrating 70 years of Fulbright in Greece at the reception for ASCSA (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Thomas Figueira (ed.), Myth, Text, and History at Sparta. Gorgias studies in classical and late antiquity, 18. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016. Pp. 330. ISBN 9781463205959. $95.00.
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Jonathan Finnerty (’17), double major in Classics and Philosophy, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, which funds four years of graduate study. Jonathan is currently applying to graduate school in philosophy with a specialty in Greek philosophy. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Congratulations to Emily Allen-Hornblower, for winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service!