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Contemplating Ptolemaic-Roman funerary masks at the Block
Co-curator Taco Terpstra leads a tour of Paint the Eyes Softer
Remembering Jeanne Ravid
Edith Hall and attendees at the Classical Foremothers Workshop
Guess who? Celebrating Lupercarnivalia on Fat Thursday
Sampling King Cake on Fat Thursday
John Paluch and Tessie Cachola catch up at Jeanne Ravid’s Memorial Reception

Classics Department Events

The Classics Department hosts a variety of engaging events throughout the year. Take a look at some of the highlights!

Explore a Recent Excavation


Mummy portraits and other artifacts will be on display at the Block Museum

Opening Jan. 13, 2018, “Paint the Eyes Softer” is co-curated by Taco Terpstra, assistant professor of classics and history at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Marc Walton, research professor of materials science and engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering; and Essi Rönkkö, Block Museum curatorial associate, in consultation with an interdisciplinary group of Northwestern student researchers.

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Learn Ancient Greek


Director of Greek Instruction Ryan Platte on Northwestern's ancient Greek Program

Learn about the regular and accelerated ancient and biblical Greek tracks at Northwestern, and hear students describe the rewards.

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Classicizing Chicago

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.

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Ancient Rome In Chicago Walking Tour Expands
Professor Terpstra's Interdisciplinary Research
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