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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

American Classicisms working group This working group investigates the role played by the classical traditions of Greece and Rome in American institutions, intellectual life, and popular culture. It focuses primarily on instances of classical reception in the United States, but welcomes projects and perspectives that supersede or challenge national frameworks. Read more here

In the News

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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.

Associate Professor Andrew C. Johnston win the 2019 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit

Andrew C. Johnston, Associate Professor of Classics, has won the 2019 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies for his book, The Sons of Remus.