Events & Activities
Senior Majors’ Speaker
In the spring semester of their junior year, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Classics majors join in nominating and selecting a visiting speaker for the following fall. This speaker comes to Haverford in the fall semester to give a public lecture, followed by a reception in which the seniors have an opportunity to talk with the speaker about their thesis topics.
Speakers to date include: Joy Connolly, Denis Feeney, Adrienne Mayor, Shadi Bartsch, Helene Foley, Brett Rogers, Emily Greenwood, Sarah Bond, and Nandini Pandey. The speaker for 2020 will be Curtis Dozier of Vassar College.
Every spring, students and faculty from Haverford and Bryn Mawr gather for an evening of tasty dessert and delicious performances of Greek and Latin literature. (Oral Recitation of Ancient Literature + Tea).
Every fall, members of the Classics community gather in the Sunken Lounge of the Dining Center for a marathon reading of a work of Classical literature.
Every Spring LATN102 reads a Roman comedy in Latin and then puts on an English translation of the play for the Classics community. A highpoint of the course, Latin Play allows the Latin-less to join the fun.