Welcome to classics.sites!

Welcome to Haverford’s classics.sites. Here we plan to feature student and faculty work and experiences in the department, as well as provide timely updates about our program! Our department website still includes program requirements, faculty bios, and more.

Descendants of Achilles: White Supremacist Narratives about Greek Antiquity

The ancient Greeks are very important to the contemporary white supremacists whose work I document on my website Pharos (pharosclassics.vassar.edu). They regard the ancient Greeks as genetic and spiritual ancestors of modern white people. For them, the philosophical, literary, artistic, and political accomplishments of the Greeks are […]

Antiracism Workshops

On November 10th and 11th, 2020, the Haverford Classics Department hosted a pair of workshops showcasing antiracist work in our field. These workshops were inspired by the teach-ins held during the fall 2020 strike. If you have trouble accessing any […]

Haverford Classics Strike Statement

November 3rd, 2020 As members of the Department of Classics we write to express our outrage at the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., our condemnation of institutionalized violence against Black communities and individuals, and our continuing commitment to anti-racist action. […]

Department Welcomes Prof. Ava Shirazi!

The Department of Classics joyfully welcomes its newest faculty member, Prof. Ava Shirazi. In the fall, she will be teaching a first-year writing seminar and an upper-level Greek seminar, Poetics and Poiesis: Philosophy, Performance, and the Crafts, as well as […]

Fellini’s Satyricon 1969 Summary by Junior Nguyen

Today on February 27th, I attended a screening of Fellini’s Satyricon (1969). The movie was in Italian, and though I never studied Italian, Latin was able to provide me some translation of the screening with similarities between both languages (e.g. […]