The international Semple Symposium organized by Susan Prince and Christopher Moore at UC Classics on the anthology of John Stobaeus is about to begin! "The Anthologist’s Workshop: Insights on the Principles, Materials, and Techniques behind the Anthology of John Stobaeus", 2-4 May 2024.

Drawing of the front of the Blegen Library

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce the winners of the Tytus Fellowships and Residencies for 2024-25. The Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program offers two types of residential fellowship for the study of archaeology, ancient history, and philology. Three Tytus Fellowships are offered both for the Spring and Winter semesters; another three Tytus Residencies are offered for the summer. As a prestigious residential fellowship, and one that offers the full range of resources and services of the Burnam Classics Library, the 'Tytus' attracts a large number of international and national scholars.

Tytus Summer Residencies 2024:
Giuseppina Azzarello (Udine): Scribes and notaries in Byzantine Oxyrhynchus
Anastasia Dakouri-Hild (Virginia): The Kotroni Archaeological Survey Project
Fabian Reiter (Bologna): Edition of Bologna Papyri

Fall 2024:
Stefano Floris (Tübingen): Phoenician and Punic Cult Images in (Roman-Age) Context: the Case of Sardinia
Eugenia Gorogianni (Akron): Keos XIII: Ayia Irini. Northern Sector
Amy Koenig (Hamilton Coll.): Romans Writing Greek: The Romanitas of Imperial Greek Literature

Spring 2025:
Thomas Clements (Manchester): Sparta's Territories: Power and Place in the Ancient Peloponnese, c.800-371 BC
Parrish Wright (South Carolina): Mythology, Identity, and Diplomacy in Pre-Roman Italy
Paolo Vitti (Notre Dame): The Mausoleum of Hadrian: The Bridge, the Tomb and its Afterlife

jack davis standing on grass by trees

Congratulations to Jack Davis, who has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Class III- Social and behavioral Sciences - Section 5: Antropology and Archaeology)! "The American Academy of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1780 to help a young nation face its challenges through shared purpose, knowledge, and ideas. (...) The 250 members elected in 2024 are being recognized for their excellence and invited to uphold the Academy’s mission of engaging across disciplines and divides." “We honor these artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, non-profit, and private sectors for their accomplishments and for the curiosity, creativity, and courage required to reach new heights,” said David Oxtoby, President of the Academy. “We invite these exceptional individuals to join in the Academy’s work to address serious challenges and advance the common good.”

Portrait of Jacquie RIley

On Tuesday, April 23, UCL librarians and UC Classics faculty and staff gathered to commemorate the life and work of Jacquie Riley. Jacquie was the Head of the John M. Burnam Classics Library between 2003 and 2015. She majored in Classics at UC in 1971-72 and started her first job in the Library in 1973-74. After earning a library degree in 1976, Jacquie worked several years in a public library before returning to the UCL. Among her many contributions as the Head of the Classics Library was the overseeing of the moving of the reference collection, the main desk, and the graduate room from the third floor of Blegen to their present location in 2010.

Poster counting presentations given by outreach program

Last week, the UC Classics Department had a tea to celebrate 15+1 years of its Outreach program. Since 2008, the outreach program has reached over 30,000 people in more than 1,200 presentations to local schools, libraries, and community centers. The program not only demonstrates to the public how active, dynamic, and relevant the field of Classics is today, but also shows students, no matter their background, that they too can pursue Classics. The free program includes topics stretching from gladiators to plagues and pandemics, and are perfect for those interested in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences--in other words, everyone! Congratulations to the many individuals that have participated in the Outreach program since it's inception, and we look forward to bringing new and ever more interesting material next fall!

Jack Davis holding award plaque standing next to poster on an easel

On April 2, Jack Davis, Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, was honored as the University of Cincinnati's 2024 Distinguished Research Professor of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The annually awarded title represents the highest level of recognition for achievements and contributions in AHSS research at the University of Cincinnati. The ceremony opened with remarks by UC President, Neville G. Pinto, before the presentation of the awards by Patrick Limbach, UC's VP of Research. Davis returned to the University of Cincinnati in 1993 after completing his PhD here in 1977. Since his return, he has pioneered the development and application of anthropological and scientific approaches to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world through archaeological explorations of the Greek Peloponnese, Greek islands, and Albania. His most recent project in Pylos (Greece) explores the Palace of Nestor and uncovered the Griffin Warrior tomb. Please join us in congratulating Jack for his significant achievement!