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It isn't a surprise to find archaeologists in a bar, but on the 20th of November, the award-winning Classics Outreach program broke new ground on two fronts: an outreach presentation in a bar, which happens to be in a church. The Urban Artifact taproom is in the basement of the historic St. Patrick's church in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, and is known for its gose (sour) beers. Prof. Kathleen Lynch gave a talk on the history of archaeology in the department to a capacity crowd as part of a series called, "Science on Tap." The presentation started with the Semples and Blegen and focused on methodological innovations over the years. Graduate student and outreach presenter, Anna Belza, displayed artifacts from the Classics study collection, and Prof. Steven Ellis brought some animal bones from Pompeii. Attendees enjoyed seeing the objects, especially the bronze dagger, and learning about restaurant dishes at Pompeii. There was great interest in the Griffin Warrior discoveries, and Prof. Jack Davis was on hand to answer questions and reveal new developments. We were pleased to share our history and current projects with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable crowd, and we can now say, "Will lecture for beer."


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On November 27, Daniel Markovich will lecture on "Exhortations to Philosophy is Seneca's Letters" at The University of Rome La Sapienza. The lecture focuses on Seneca's original adaptation of exhortation to philosophy as a kind of writing in Greek and Roman literature.

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The Department of Classics is now accepting applications for Semple Scholarships for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.  Applications must be postmarked by the deadline: January 27, 2020.   For more information, visit our departmental scholarship page

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Interested in taking a Classics course?  Browse our new course catalog and find the perfect course for your Spring 2020 Semester. Our new catalog will let you filter by level, language, or requirement using the dropdown menu under Spring 2020.  Happy browsing.  

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in Latin and ancient Greek language and literature at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2020. Evidence of a completed Ph.D. in Classics is required by May 1, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, capacity for high-quality scholarly research in Latin and/or ancient Greek language and literature. They must have acquired the capacity to teach ancient languages at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct successful undergraduate courses in classical civilization. The candidate should have a breadth of knowledge necessary to work successfully in an interdisciplinary department that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology.

The Department of Classics offers BA programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and MA and PhD programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. It is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, one of the largest and best collections of resources in Classics in the world, including an important collection of Byzantine and Modern Greek resources. Full information about the department can be found on our website: http://classics.uc.edu.

Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu and search for Requisition #40002. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates are required to attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion, and a writing sample of about 20 pages using the "attach additional documents" feature in our hiring system. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to Classics@uc.edu with the subject line “Philology Search.”

The committee will review applications beginning November 8, 2019, and, where possible, conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Washington D.C., January 2-5, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

REQ: 40002

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Congratulations to the Troy team for the publication of Troy Excavation Project Final Reports: West Sanctuary I. This hefty 571 page volume presents the Archaic through Classical period remains from the West Sanctuary, first excavated by Blegen. The volume includes chapters by Carolyn Aslan on the Archaic period, Kathleen Lynch on the Classical period, and Mark Lawall on the Archaic and Classical amphoras. John Wallrodt did the handsome layout of the publication including image preparation, and Brian Rose and Kathleen Lynch did the final editing. John also shepherded the publication through its many stages of preparation. 

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