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Department of Classical Studies

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Portrait of Liz Reyna

Liz Reyna, the departmental secretary, may be reached at 504-865-5719 and ereyna@tulane.edu to provide any assistance you may require. Liz is working remotely throughout the semester, but she is always a phone call or an email away. Please do not hesitate to contact her.

 

Classical Studies Faculty

All faculty members may be reached directly via their contact information listed on our departmental webpage. Or feel free to contact Liz for their information.

 

 

Classical Studies focuses on understanding the world of the ancient Mediterranean—including Greece, Rome, and surrounding cultures—by studying its languages, history, art, and archaeology. We offer major and minor tracks in Classical Studies, Latin, or Greek, and encourage all students to sample broadly among our offerings even while concentrating in a particular field. In addition to courses taught in the ancient languages, we teach literature in translation; history, art, and archaeology surveys and seminars; and courses on topics as varied as mythology and religion, Roman law, ancient leadership, and gender in the ancient world. Our program focuses on developing skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing, and all majors complete independent research projects. Our students find that exploring the past invites new perspectives on the modern world while opening doors to the future, and recent graduates have pursued advanced studies at the M.A. and Ph.D. level, medical school, law school, the Peace Corps, and careers ranging from teaching, to publishing, to business.

 

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Archaeological Institute of America Joukowsky Lecture
2021 AIA-Beyond the Battle Lines

The Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University presents
an Archaeological Institute of America Joukowsky Lecture
featuring Catherine Morgan from All Souls College Oxford

Beyond the Battle Lines: World War 1, the British Salonica Force and the Archaeology of Macedonia in historical times

Monday, February 22, 2021
5:00PM
Online Lecture via Zoom: Registration Required

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Book Cover for Life and Death in the Roman Suburb
Allison Emmerson's Life and Death in the Roman Suburb Book Release

Life and Death in the Roman Suburb

Allison L. C. Emmerson

  • Provides detailed case studies of thirteen Roman cities in Italy as well as comparative information from over seventy-five others
  • Incorporates the results of recent and ongoing excavations, including the author's own research at Pompeii
  • Contextualizes the findings within the history of Roman urbanism from the pre-Roman period through the transformations of Late Antiquity
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School of Liberal Arts Faculty Showcase 2020 booklet
Emmerson & Kehoe - SLA Faculty Showcase 2020

Featured in the SLA Faculty Showcase 2020:

Allison Emmerson with Life and Death in the Roman Suburb

Dennis Kehoe with Roman Law and Economics, Vol I and Vol II

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Brumbaugh-Faculty Author Spotlight Series 2020
Brumbaugh-Faculty Author Spotlight Series 2020

The Faculty Author Spotlight digital collection will be available to all Tulane affiliates and the public in an effort to celebrate the authors, promote the extensive scholarship at Tulane, and encourage cross campus scholarly conversations.

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Kehoe-Faculty Author Spotlight Series 2020
Kehoe-Faculty Author Spotlight Series 2020

The Faculty Author Spotlight digital collection will be available to all Tulane affiliates and the public in an effort to celebrate the authors, promote the extensive scholarship at Tulane, and encourage cross campus scholarly conversations.

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Dr Ryan Boehm, Tulane University
Dr Ryan Boehm - Sizeler Professorship

Dr. Ryan Boehm appointed the Sizeler Family Professor in Judaic Studies III.

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Sharing Water in Ancient Rome. The Aqua Claudiana Aqueducts in Rome.
Sharing Water in Ancient Rome by Dennis Kehoe

Sharing Water in Ancient Rome

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Book Cover Michael Brumbaugh's The New Politics of Olympos Book
Michael Brumbaugh's The New Politics of Olympos Book Release

The New Politics of Olympos

Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Michael Brumbaugh

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Undergraduate Program

The Department of Classical Studies allows students to design major and minor programs of study with broad exposure or more focused concentration in the fields of language and literature, art and archaeology, and ancient history.

Undergraduate Program – more about our undergraduate program

 

Graduate Program

Our full-time M.A. program emphasizes preparation in Latin and Greek and can include coursework in ancient history, archaeology, philosophy, and ancient religion. The program generally requires two years for completion. In the first year, students normally take three courses each semester. In addition, each student who is receiving a stipend serves as a teaching assistant to help a professor with course materials and grading. In the second year, students normally take two courses each semester and work on the M.A. qualifying papers under the direction of a professor.

Graduate Program – more about our graduate program

 

Campus Location & Contact Information

 Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane
Joseph Merrick Jones Hall
Photo Credit: Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane

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