Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville "Classics" refers to the study of ancient Greek and Latin languages, literature, history, culture, and art & archaeology. The discipline of Classics has been central to the rise of universities, and it continues to be fundamental in the humanities and to a Liberal Arts education.
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A solid foundation in reading Classical Latin and Greek provides a means of understanding the past and the intellectual roots of the present while formal coursework provides students the opportunity to develop abiding skills of critical thinking, engaged inquiry and reflective expression. As Classics also transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, this course of study cultivates students who think broadly, synthetically and are able to view issues from a variety of perspectives.

Mission: The Department works to further the university’s mission to “develop students of broad perspective who think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and participate actively in their communities.” These skills are excellent preparation for the current labor market as well as for lifetime learning.

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A Christmas rebus for Latinists! Who gets it?
12/11/2020

A Christmas rebus for Latinists! Who gets it?

Classics majors--you might consider applying for a job at LEGO! You could perhaps go to the ancient ship museum in Pisa,...
12/07/2020
Roman Warship design rows into next LEGO Ideas review

Classics majors--you might consider applying for a job at LEGO! You could perhaps go to the ancient ship museum in Pisa, Italy, to do research!

LEGO Ideas could be about to set sail for the ancient world, as a Roman Warship has become the latest project to attract 10,000 supporters.

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12/07/2020
Conference: Antiquity in Media Studies

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ANTIQUITY IN MEDIA STUDIES is holding our first-ever virtual conference, and you're invited! via Zoom on 11-12 December 2020, Eastern Standard Time

Congratulations to our fall graduates, (major) Jillian Carey and (minor) Tiffany Bailey. We are so proud of you, and sen...
11/21/2020
UNCA 2020 Virtual Fall Commencement

Congratulations to our fall graduates, (major) Jillian Carey and (minor) Tiffany Bailey. We are so proud of you, and send you off with all best wishes! Congratulations as well to all fall graduates of UNC Asheville!
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Congratulations, UNC Asheville Fall Class of 2020! This joyful day we congratulate and honor you with this virtual Commencement celebration video. We had so ...

Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"
11/18/2020
Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"

Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble - "Old Victories, New Voices"

In the fifth century B.C., Pindar of Thebes wrote odes to celebrate the victories of great athletes at the pan-hellenic games. He celebrated their prowess by re-telling the myths of ancient Greece in a way that elevated the athletes' status and suggested that they, like the heroes of old, would be g...

What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans
11/13/2020
What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans

What America Owes to the Greeks and Romans

Thomas E. Ricks’s “First Principles” examines what the founders learned from ancient texts and how that affected the future of the country.

An upcoming event of interest hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies
10/03/2020

An upcoming event of interest hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies

https://drc.libraries.uc.edu/handle/2374.UC/757552
09/26/2020
The Digital Troy Project

https://drc.libraries.uc.edu/handle/2374.UC/757552

The records of the University of Cincinnati Troy expedition from 1932 to 1938 offer a unique view of life during the exploration of a world-renowned site. The excavation was led by Carl W. Blegen, Professor of Classics (1927-1957), and funded by William T. Semple, chair of the Department of Classics...

Study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah
09/13/2020
Study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah

Study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have analyzed 18 ancient texts dating back to around 600 BCE from the Tel Arad military post using state-of-the-art image processing, machine learning technologies, and the expertise of a senior handwriting examiner. They have concluded that the texts were wr...

09/07/2020

Save the Date! Classics Department will host a Welcome Back Virtual Party on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12 noon to 12:30pm via Zoom.

Good for research, enjoy.
08/26/2020

Good for research, enjoy.

Classical Studies memes for Hellenistic teens
07/26/2020

Classical Studies memes for Hellenistic teens

Current UNC Asheville students: Students - consider participating in one of five virtual focus groups to provide input a...
07/17/2020
Doodle: Return to campus focus group

Current UNC Asheville students: Students - consider participating in one of five virtual focus groups to provide input about how Student Health Ambassadors https://app.joinhandshake.com/login can best support you. See focus group days, times and sign up here https://doodle.com/poll/5dag5c9fpcrbfkwx

There are 10 spots for each focus group. If one is full, sign up for another day/time. If none fit your schedule, please contact Jordan Perry at [email protected].

Students--looking for a venue to publish your undergraduate research? https://issuu.com/haleyclassicaljournal/docs/the_h...
07/06/2020
The Haley Classical Journal, Volume I Issue II

Students--looking for a venue to publish your undergraduate research? https://issuu.com/haleyclassicaljournal/docs/the_haley__issue_ii_final?fbclid=IwAR34iO92CojArs97_R12LkstY0YECDO2SpXtFLwrckMofPEVWkhWESzJQiE

This is the second issue of The Haley Classical Journal, published in July 2020. In this issue, articles discuss poetic softening, military elephants, papyri acquisition, Egyptian medicine, and more. The Haley Classical Journal is a peer-reviewed undergraduate academic journal in the Classics affili...

Do you ever feel like you are living in Pompeii?
05/23/2020

Do you ever feel like you are living in Pompeii?

05/17/2020

Congratulations again to our graduate, Shepherd Ellis, winner of the Classics Department's Guy Cooper Award and graduating with Distinction in Classics!

a modern tragedy
05/15/2020
A Mystery at Oxford

a modern tragedy

The university has half a million ancient papyrus fragments. They’ve started to go missing.

05/09/2020

Congratulations to our spring 2020 graduate Shepherd Ellis. We hope to watch you graduate in person this August!

05/06/2020

Congratulations to our Classics major R.J. Palmer on winning a competitive Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Council (URPAC) grant this summer for his proposal “Classical Weaving, Experimental Archeology on Greek Textiles and Household GDP," and to his faculty adviser on this project, Dr. Laurel Taylor.

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The interdisciplinarity inherent in the study of the Classical world enables students to gain a broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills, which are excellent preparation for the current labor market as well as for lifetime learning. We offer our students the advantages of a private education in the public sphere through individualized attention, a rigorous curriculum, multiple opportunities for study abroad, an active program of undergraduate research, and a committed faculty engaged in outreach, teaching and research.

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For those in the Classics dept. interested in contemporary mythological paintings based on myths from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, you are invited to attend the opening of my exhibit, Mythic Images, at Highsmith Union Art Gallery next Friday, April 19th, 6-8pm. Check out the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441499666586475/
Luigi Enrico Rossi κηληθμῷ δ᾽ ἔσχοντο. Scritti editi e inediti (Collected papers) edited by Giulio Colesanti and Roberto Nicolai with the collaboration of Maria Broggiato, Andrea Ercolani, Manuela Giordano, Laura Lulli, Michele Napolitano, Riccardo Palmisciano, Livio Sbardella, Maurizio Sonnino The work collects all scientific writings, including some unpublished works, produced by Luigi Enrico Rossi (1933-2009) in almost fifty years of activity, in which he acted as professor of Greek Literature at the “Sapienza” university of Rome, enlivening the Greek Literature seminar in Rome, speaker at numerous conferences, as well as lecturer at many universities and institutions across the globe. In all his works we can see his characteristic approach to literature, understood as an act of communication within a precise historical context. The topics focus on Greek metric and music, Homer and the archaic epic, lyric poetry and symposium, Attic drama (tragedy and comedy but also satyr play), Hellenistic literature, literary criticism and history of classical studies. On the tenth anniversary of his untimely death, his Roman students, who continue his tradition in the new Seminars of Greek Literature "Luigi Enrico Rossi" at the "Sapienza" university of Rome, want to remember his fundamental work as a scholar collecting all his works, some of which are still unpublished (but already presented by him on various occasions), while others, issued in scientific publications not easy to find, risk with time to become inaccessible. We would therefore be very happy if you would accept our invitation to participate in this enterprise by joining the Tabula in memoriam using the attached form. Rome, 26 November 2018 Giulio Colesanti and Roberto Nicolai
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Hey Classics people! Anyone in the graduating class of 2006? Trying to get back in touch with my people! This was me at the Eta Sigma Pi graduation party in 2006 in case you're wondering who on earth this "Vanessa Anne" is!