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

Spike Lee's "Chiraq" based on Greek Comedy Lysistrata

Award winning journalist Mary Schmich consults Classics Professors Sara Monoson and Robert Wallace for story.

Francesca Tataranni wins Alumnae Curriculum Award

Francesca Tataranni's new course Ancient Rome in Chicago will focus on the legacy of ancient Rome as reflected in the architecture, art and other forms of cultural production in Chicago.

Architect Magazine features Classicizing Chicago Project's ATLAS

The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Architect Magazine, featured the ATLAS project, which catalogs how the classics influenced architecture and culture in Chicago.

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Podcast

Profs. Dan Garrison (emeritus) and Taco Terpstra discussed the rise and fall of the Roman Empire on the Milt Rosenberg Show.

Taco Terpstra Awarded 2015-2016 Kaplan Fellowship

Taco Terpstra has won a coveted 2015-2016 Kaplan Institue for the Humanities fellowship. Congratulations Taco!

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Wildcat Welcome

Friday, September 11, All Day
New Student Orientation
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Majors and Minors Fair

Thursday, September 17, 1:00 PM
Explore your major/minor options and learn about Classics Department programs!