Classicizing Chicago

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From the late 1800s, Chicagoans from all walks of life and with widely varying measures of familiarity with the classical sources have found elements of the ancient past useful for making meaningful contributions to their own struggles and ventures. The Classicizing Chicago Project is building a digital archive of examples of this cultural mingling across time and space.

News & Events

Reginald Gibbons' New Book

Reginald Gibbons' new critical book, How Poems Think, with four chapters on the curious persistence of ancient poetics in the modern world, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2015.

Francesca Tataranni Named to ASG Honor Roll

Francesca Tataranni, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Director of Latin Instruction, was named to the 2013-14 Faculty and Administration Honor Roll by Northwestern University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) last month.

Professor Emeritus Publishes Highly Anticipated Book

The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide brings together history and artistic representation to show the Forum as it might have been.


Brown bag workshop with Seth Schein

Friday, March 13, 12:00 PM
Seth Schein will conduct a workshop, "Commenting on Iliad 1," in Crowe Hall 3-130, noon to 2pm


Tuesday, February 17, 5:00 PM
Celebrate Lupercalia and Mardi Gras - food - dance - costumes! Norris Center, Lake Room, 5-7 pm

Brown bag lunch talk with Kent Rigsby

Friday, February 13, 12:00 PM
Kent Rigsby (Professor of Classics emeritus, Duke University) "Children of the Phratry.” Crowe Hall 1-140