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Prof. Christopher Krebs revisits Julius Caesar’s time-honored work "The Gallic War," revealing that beneath the military garb prowled a man of supreme intellectual abilities.


 Meet Caesar, man of letters, says Stanford's Christopher Krebs.  

Read more on the article in today's Stanford Daily News.  

Prof. Walter Scheidel will deliver this year's Syme Lecture entitled ‘The First Fall of the Roman Empire’.

Ronald Syme Lecture 2013: The First Fall of the Roman Empire
October 31, 2013  at 6:00pm
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Wolfson College, University of Oxford


Prof. Christopher Krebs selected as the Benario Lecturer at Emory University.

 Prof. Christopher Krebs will speak on "The Forgotten Intellectual: Caesar, Conqueror of the Word" on November 7, 2013 at the Third Annual Herbert W. Benario Lecture in Roman Studies in the Emory University Department of Clasics.  

Classics students honored at Commencement 2013

The Classics Department is proud to announce awards presented to Classics students for the Commencement 2013 season:

University Distinction: In recognition of high scholastic attainment, the University awards Distinction to the top 15% of the graduating class based on cumulative grade point averages.

Cheuk Ho Jeffrey Choi
Matthew Eric Garret
Jacob Nathaniel Kovacs-Goodman
Shu Yi Zhou
Nicholas Daniel Gardner
Ben Alexander Radcliffe

Stanford Classics in Theater presents the Cyclops, opening tomorrow

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Eight Classics Undergrads Receive Phi Beta Kappa Distinction

 2013 Phi Beta Kappa recipients from Classics:


Matthew Eric Garret (Greek major)

Jacob Kovacs-Goodman (Greek and Latin major)

Hayden Rodarte (Latin major)

Elizabeth Fair (Classical Languages minor)

Nathan Nolop (Classical Languages minor)

Arun Prasad (Classical Studies minor)


Julia Guenther (Greek and Latin major)

Maya Krishnan (Classical Studies major)


Prof. Marsh McCall honored with 2013 H&S Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching

Marsh McCall has been awarded a 2013 H&S Dean's Award for Lifetime Achievements in Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences.  This award recognizes faculty for their dedication and commitment to outstanding teaching.


Prof. McCall will be recognized formally at an upcoming ceremony. Congratulations!

Prof. Michael Shanks interviewed about collecting in Stanford Alumni Magazine

Professor of Classical Archaeology Michael Shanks was featured in the Stanford Alumni Magazine's recent story on collectors and collections in the Stanford alumni family. To read the article and see professor Shanks's comments, click on this link: 


Congrats to Hans Wietzke! Recipient of 2013 Dan David Prize Scholarship

Graduate student Hans Wietzke has been chosen to receive the 2013 Dan David Prize Scholarship for his research "Poses in prose: cross-genre typologies of authorial self-fashioning." This international scholarship, administered at Tel Aviv University and conferred annually since 2002, awards three prizes to individuals with proven exceptional excellence in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and entrepeneurship that have made an outstanding contribution to humanity. The prizes are awarded in fields selected within the three time dimensions-past, present, and future.

Jackie Arthur-Montagne receives fellowship

Jackie Arthur-Montagne (graduate student, Classics) has been selected as one of hte inaugural fellows of the Pigott Scholars Program for 2013-14. The Pigott Scholars Program is a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral students in the Humanities and Arts and selection is contingent upon departmental nomination from a pool of peers.