Greek Papyrus, 61 AD


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To Prospective Students

  • Interested in undergraduate study in classics at Columbia? Please check out the Undergraduate section and contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Joseph Howley for more information
  • Interested in graduate study in classics at Columbia? Please check out the Graduate section and contact Director of Graduate Studies Carmela Franklin for more information. For the interdepartmental program in Classical Studies visit
  • Interested in continuing your classics education, increasing your knowledge of Greek and Latin, or preparing for graduate school in related fields? Check out our Postbaccalaureate Program and contact its Director, Elizabeth Scharffenberger, for more information.

This year's Greek play Choephoroi is next week April 3-5. Details here.

Gareth Williams has been awarded one of this year's Goodwin Prizes, awarded by the APA each year to the best publication of the previous year. Gareth joins the long list of other Goodwin winners from the Columbia Department, including Kristina Milnor and Alan Cameron as well as Rafaella Cribiore.

Vangelis Calotychos' The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) is the co-winner of the Edmund Keeley Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded to an academic book in all disciplines dealing with modern Greece or a Hellenic theme published originally in the English language.

Professor Katharina Volk talks feminism in Ovid with the Columbia Spectator. Click here for the story.

See upcoming events in Classics at Columbia and in the NYC area here.

Looking for Hellenic Studies? Click here.


  • Contact Info

  • Department of Classics
    1130 Amsterdam Avenue
    617 Hamilton Hall, MC 2861
    New York, NY 10027

  • Phone: (212) 854-3902
    Fax: (212) 854-7856