Department News

Open Lab Night for the John Addington Symonds Project

Student researchers in the John Addington Symonds Project (JASP) opened the Classics Research Lab (CRL) to scores of visitors on May 1. They demonstrated the project’s new website,, and guided guests through a display of rare books, mostly from the Special Collections of the JHU Libraries. JASP will run again in fall 2019 in […]

Symonds Project Website Launches

The John Addington Symonds Project (JASP), which is part of the Classics Research Lab (CRL), has launched its new website, There you can learn about the project and its philosophy, meet the faculty directors and undergraduate researchers, and explore the project’s first results, including a partial reconstruction of the lost library of John Addington […]

Marcel Detienne, Gildersleeve Professor Emeritus of Classics, Passes Away

Professor Detienne was one of the most prominent classicists of his generation. A Belgian-born historian and renowned specialist in the study of ancient Greece, he taught in the Department of Classics from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. His career was dedicated to an innovative— even audacious—crossing of disciplinary boundaries, notably setting anthropology and history in dialogue as a means of bringing new questions and insights to the study of ancient Greece.