• Cartoon illustration of an ancient Athenian in a toga paint a piece of pottery
    Step back in time with Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics Robert Garland as he shares what it was like in a day in the life of an ancient Athenian. This new animated video was produced by Ted-Ed. Garland’s academic work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal […]
    March 16, 2018
  • The Doric columns of Memorial Chapel. The Latin inscription on James C. Colgate Hall. The university motto. Students and faculty encounter these vestiges of the classical world on campus almost daily. As the university’s bicentennial approaches, a spring seminar course and current exhibition highlight these classical traditions alongside the history of Colgate. Deo ac Veritati: […]
    July 1, 2017
  • Professor Albert Ammerman
    In Europe, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming did not happen overnight. But in the Western Mediterranean, it happened much faster than in any other region of Europe — or the rest of the world for that matter.
    March 3, 2017
  • Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Ho Tung Visualization Lab’s domed screen.
    Some say that the death of a great philosopher in Colgate’s Ho Tung Visualization Lab on October 27 was a miscarriage of justice and a stain on Athenian democracy. Socrates’ suicide, reenacted on the Vis Lab’s domed screen by actor H.C. Selkirk, didn’t require the response of law enforcement, but it did draw a crowd […]
    November 10, 2016
  • One of Colgate’s best-known professors will reach more than 3,000 people from more than 100 countries in the university’s first public, open, online course, Greeks at War: Homer at Troy, beginning Monday. Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the classics will teach the university-quality course on the ColgateX platform.
    April 26, 2015