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Announcing The Classics Research Network

Wed, Nov 7, 2007

There is now a (mostly) free, centralized place to keep abreast of work in progress in the different fields of Classics called the Classics Research Network (CRN). CRN is part of the Social Science Research Network (

Aristophanes' Peace, Transl. Douglass Parker

Video clips from the 2001 UT Austin/Thiasos production

Thu, Nov 1, 2007

Translated by Douglass Parker
Performed at the University of Texas at Austin, April 2001
Direction: M.J. Coldiron and Yana Zarifi
Music: Jamie Masters and John White

Prudence Jones -- on Dido and Cleopatra

TCA Annual Fall Conference Keynote Speaker

Tue, Oct 30, 2007

Prof. Prudence Jones of Montclair State University will be visiting us on November 2 and 3 and giving two guest lectures

Douglass Parker's Retirement: Aristophanes' PLOUTOS

Friday, November 2nd, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Wed, Oct 24, 2007

The UT Austin Dept of Classics honored Douglass Stott Parker on the occasion of his retirement with a reading of his hilarious translation of Aristophanes' Ploutos. Photos.

Finding Maya "Site Q": A Decade of Discovery and Decipherment at La Corona, Guatemala

AIA Lecture

Tue, Oct 9, 2007

Dr. David Stuart will discuss a "new" ruin named La Corona, which he helped discover in 1997.

"Beloved Beasts: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies"

AIA lecture series

Tue, Oct 2, 2007

Please join the Austin Chapter of the AIA for our first lecture of the season! We meet at 8 pm in DFA 2.204. Refreshments to follow.

New Faculty 2007

Two new members join the Classics faculty

Tue, Aug 21, 2007

The Department of Classics is pleased to welcome two new faculty members to our fold. Both specialize in archaeology and material culture.

Dan Davis Explores Shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Well-preserved vessels studied by high-tech methods

Tue, Aug 14, 2007

UT's Dan Davis sends this report from aboard the NATO Research Vessel Alliance sailing from Istanbul along with Drs. Robert Ballard and Bridget Buxton to the first of two Byzantine wreck sites.

Professor Palaima elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London

Wed, May 30, 2007

Tom Palaima, a distinguished professor of Classics at UT, was elected a new permanent fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of London. Prof. Palaima is a well-known specialist in the Aegean Bronze Age, as well as a scholar of warfare in antiquity and through the ages and a prominent blues aficionado and Dylanologist.

Dimitri Nakassis wins Grad School University Coop Dissertation Award

Wed, May 23, 2007

2006 Dissertation on "The Individual and the Mycenaean State: Agency and Prosopography in the Linear B Texts from Pylos" singled out.

Christina Skelton, Grand Prize Winner for Interdisciplinary Project on Linear B

Thu, May 10, 2007

2007 University Co-Op George H. Mitchell Student Award for Academic Excellence, $20,000, goes to Plan II Honors, Classics and Geosciences Student

Professor Steve Friesen's Innovative Web Site Wins Bronze IITAP Award

Tue, May 8, 2007

"The Daily Intelligencer," an innovative web environment based on the metaphor of a newspaper publishing office, was developed by Prof. Steve Friesen to help students learn methods of Gospel interpretation.

UT/Duke's program in Rome and Italy: the CENTRO

Wed, May 2, 2007

UT Classics students Kali Grable and Megan Miller answer your questions on CENTRO.

News From Honors Day

Tue, Apr 24, 2007

Classics Department Seniors on Honors Day, April 14 2007

Congratulations to our Graduate Fellowship Recipients!

Three Grad Students Receive Prestigious University of Texas Fellowship Awards!

Mon, Apr 23, 2007

Book by Prof. Andrew Riggsby wins prestigious award

Tue, Feb 27, 2007

Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words by Professor Andrew Riggsby of the UT Austin Department of Classics has received the award for the outstanding book published in Classics and Ancient History in 2006. The award comes from the Association of American Publishers (Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division).