Announcements and initiatives

Commitment to diversity The Yale Department of Classics strives for inclusivity in all its activities. Our commitment to diversity and welcome to students and researchers from all backgrounds is found on this page

The department warmly congratulates Emily Greenwood on being named the John M. Musser Professor of Classics.

In the News

Milette Gaifman in the news and among the stars.

Yale’s most popular Humanities course! Milette Gaifman teaches Art and Myth in Greek Antiquity, enrolling 200 students and keeping spirits high.

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"Thucydides in Times of Trouble": Emily Greenwood in the Yale Review

What the historian’s account of an ancient plague taught me when my father died 8,000 miles away. Read Professor Greenwood’s article in the Yale Review

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Joe Manning’s collaborative work on volcanos and ancient climate hits the big time!

Read more about Professor Joe Manning’s collaborative work on volcanos and ancient climate in the New York Times science section.

Niek Janssen Wins Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Department gleefully congratulates Niek on winning this prestigious fellowship for 2020-21. His project, Appropriate Transgressions: Parody and Decorum in Ancient Greece and Rome, asks how readers identify one text as a parody of another.