Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom

The Center for Hellenic Studies and CIC cosponsor a seminar on Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom for faculty members in all fields. The seminar, designed for non-specialists, is led by Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, associate professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College. Offered annually since 2005, the seminar provides faculty members the opportunity to extend their knowledge of ancient sources and to develop strategies for incorporating them into their courses.

The seminar is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Read an article about the program in the Independent.

 Current Status

Approximately 20 full-time faculty members from CIC member institutions were selected to participate in the seminar on the Histories of Herodotus.


The seminar took place July 25–31, 2016, at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.


​There is no fee to participate. Lodging, most meals, and seminar materials will be covered. Participants or their institutions will be expected to provide transportation to and from Washington, DC, although CIC will provide participants a stipend of up to $400 to help offset the cost of travel and meals.


Questions regarding the Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom program should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at or (202) 466-7230.