About the Department

Dickinson’s Classical Studies department is dedicated to the study of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. More

12th Annual Christopher Roberts Lecture
Friday & Saturday October 2nd and 3rd, 2009

Mary Beard
Mary Beard
(Newnham College, Cambridge) will give the 12th annual Roberts Lectures. (more)

Classical Studies & the Humanities Collective host Loren J. Samons II, Chair, Dept of Classics, Boston University

Monday, August 31, 1:30 Stern Center Great Room
Jay Samons

Prof. Samons, will discuss the differences in the Greek world between the time of Homer and the age of Thucydides. He will also demonstrate the cultural themes that these two periods share with each other and with the Western literary tradition.


Meghan Reedy joins faculty as Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Meghan Reedy

Prof. Reedy grew up in South Africa and received her D.Phil. from Oxford University. Her scholarly specialty is the Roman poet Propertius. (more)

Spring 2009: Prof. Reedy's Greek 233 class translated the Gettysburg Address into ancient Greek after which they took a field trip to Gettysburg where they gathered at the site of President Lincoln's remarkable speech and recited their now immortalized Greek text. (photos)


Prof. R. Leon Fitts retires

R. Leon Fitts arrived at Dickinson as assistant professor of Classical StudiesFitts in 1972 and retired in 2008 as Asbury J. Clark Professor of Classical Studies. (more)





Prof. Mastrangelo publishes book on Prudentius

 In early 2008 The Johns Hopkins University Press published The Roman MMbookcoverSelf in Late Antiquity: Prudentius and the Poetics of the Soul. (more)





Prof. Francese publishes book on Roman life and language

CFbookcover In late 2007 Hippocrene Press published Ancient Rome in So Many Words. (more)