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Our Spring 2017 Classics Newsletter is out! Catch up on all our latest news.

On November 29, 2016 the Classics section hosted a lecture "What Would a Roman city Look Like? Virtual Reconstruction of Ancient Pompeii." by Dr. Davide Tanasi, assistant professor in the USF Department of History and in the USF Center for Virtualization and Spatial Technologies (CVAST).  Dr. Tanasi uses imaging technologies (such as 2D and 3D Digital Imaging, 3D scanning and 3D modelling) to reimagine archaeological sites and material remains. Dr. Tanasi presented a three-dimensional reconstruction of Pompeii in virtual space and he lectured on the significance of this Roman city as a world heritage site.

The Classics section hosted a lecture "Ancient Greeks in the Far West: Interactions with Natives & Romans in Hispania" by Dr. María Paz de Hoz, associate professor in the Department of Classical and Indoeuropean Philology in the University of Salamanca in Spain. Dr. de Hoz spoke about the interactions of Greeks, Romans, and native Iberians as recorded in multilingual inscriptions in ancient Spain and Portugal.

Dr. Kantzios introducing Dr. Paz de Hoz.

Classics hosted a lecture, "Cultural Politics of Greek Antiquity in the European Avant-Garde (1925-1939)" by Dr. Dimitrios Yatromanolakis.

Dr. Yatromanolakis brought a unique perspective: cutting-edge in archaic Greek poetry, but also well versed in the European intellectual tradition. He just published a book (Oxford UP) on the classical influences on French modernist poetry, and he has strong German connections. The talk was held in the Grace Allen Room on Thursday 10/6/2016.

The Classics section hosted a lecture by Dr. Vincent Tomasso, "Achronistic Spartans in the 300." Dr. Tomasso's research focuses on the reception of Classical antiquity in contemporary media. April 22nd, 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the Grace Allen Room.The lecture was sponsored by the Foam Fighting Club and the Classical Society. 

The Classics program was happy to host Greek novelist Sophia Nikolaidou, who presented her historical novel “The Scapegoat.” Nikolaidou narrates the unsolved murder of CBS reporter George Polk in forties’ Greece. Polk was investigating the embezzlement of U.S. aid by the right-wing government of Greece at the time. The lecture was held Thursday 10/22/2015 at 3:00pm in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Tampa Library.
The event was supported by the Onassis Foundation (USA) and co-sponsored by the Classical Society and the Hellenic Society.

The 2014 USF Classics Newsletter is now available! Check out what our faculty and students have been up to this past year.

On December 2, 2014, The Oracle published the following article in which our Classics Program was featured prominently:

On September 29th, 2014, Dr. Eleni Manolaraki addressed parents at Classical Prep’s Back to School Night.  Her message about the importance of a classical education made such an impression that they asked her to send them a copy so it could be republished for the school community. Please see her address by clicking on the link:

On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:30pm the Undergraduate Classics Society and Eta Sigma Phi will jointly host a semester kick-off party for any and all students interested in the ancient world. Drop by for some drinks, pizza, and a chance to learn about the Classics program and chat with professors and other students!