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.

Taco Terpstra Awarded 2015-2016 Kaplan Fellowship

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

Title: "The Renaissance (In) Humanism of Angelo Poliziano," Crowe Hall 3-130
Title: "On the origins of the idea of a beastly human nature. Plato and the sophists," Crowe Hall 4-134

Classics Fall Seminar features John Wynne

Friday, October 30, 12:00 PM
Title: "Ancestral teaching as the priest of truth": Minucius Felix' defence of paganism against the Christians," Crowe Hall 4-134