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Classics Major ('22) awarded a Mellon Fellowship for study at Cambridge

The Yale Classics Department is pleased to announce that Claire Saint-Amour, a senior major (Yale Classics, 2022), has been awarded a Paul Mellon Fellowship for study at Clare College, Cambridge, for the academic year 2022-3.  At Cambridge, Claire will pursue an MPhil in Classi

Noel Lenski

Noel Lenski appointed Dunham Professor of Classics and of History

Noel Lenski, whose work focuses on the history of the later Roman Empire, and how power relations played themselves out at all levels of society, from emperors to slaves, has been appointed the Dunham Professor of Classics and of History, effective immediately.

Charnice Hoegnifioh '24 awarded first place at the 2021 YURA Fall Symposium

Charnice Hoegnifioh ‘24 is a pre-medical double major in Classical Civilizations and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

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In Memoriam, Donald Kagan

Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Classics and History at Yale, passed away on August 6, 2021, at the age of 89. A gifted researcher and teacher, Donald Kagan taught Ancient Greek History to thousands of undergrads over the course of his long career at Yale.