Classics Students Association

The Classics Students Association

The CSA is dedicated to increasing awareness of the Ancient Mediterranean World through sponsorship of lectures, films, special events and Pithos, the journal of CSA. All students of SFSU are welcome to participate in the activities of the CSA. For additional information, email us at classics @ or contact our faculty advisor Dr. David Smith at 415.338.2161.


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Upcoming Events

Lecture Series

Annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture

Annual Book Sale

Classics Department, San Francisco State University

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2007-2008 CSA Officers:

Ryan Dickson, President

Nicole Daenzer, Vice President

David Hetrick, Secretary

Sean Hamby, Treasurer



The Classics Students Association at San Francisco State University Presents its 16th Annual Spring Lecture Series:

Heroes and Anti-Heroes in the Ancient World

Please join us to hear this year's distinguished guests:

Wednesday, April 9th:
Guilt, Sacrifice, and Art at the end of the Aeneid
Dr. Julia Nelson-Hawkins
Ohio State University
HUM 587, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 16th:
The Ugly Philosopher: Socrates as Anti-Hero
Dr. Tom Hawkins
Ohio State University
HUM 587, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 23rd:
Heracles Triumphant and Transcendent
Dr. John Rundin
University of California, Davis
HUM 587, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 30th:
Heroism in Sophokles' Philoktetes
Dr. Seth Schein
University of California, Davis
HUM 587, 7:00 pm

Lectures are held from 7:00-8:00 pm, in room 587 of the Humanities Building (HUM) on the SFSU campus unless otherwise noted. Each lecture is followed by a reception in the Pyramid Room, HUM 587, from 8:00-9:00 pm. These events are offered free of charge by the Classics Students Association.

We apologize for the change in dates, due to a scheduling issue, for the first lecture. Originally April 2nd, the lecture series will begin the following week, Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. Thank you for your understanding.

The Third Annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture

The Necessity of Plato's Metaphysics

Professor Paul Woodruff
Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society
University of Texas at Austin

The lecture will be in Humanities 587 on Monday, February 18th, 2008, at 7:30pm. See the full poster by clicking here. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception afterwards.

Classics Students Association Book Sale

We plan to hold our annual book sale during the week of February 11-15, 2008, so mark your calendars. We will be selling books in the lobby of the Humanities building every day that week.



The Fall 2006 edition of our newsletter, In Medias Res, is now available!
Pick one up outside the Classics Department Office (HUM 377),
or click here to download a copy: In Medias Res, Fall 2006 (.PDF, 198k)
(View the Fall 2004 newsletter (632k) here)



Academic Links

Journal Searches


Frank V. de Bellis Collection

Perseus Digital Library

POxy Oxyrynchus Papyri

Links to all things Latin, including an easy to use HTML archive of Latin texts from ancient times to the present.

Abbreviations Used in L'Année Philologique

TOCS-IN Website searches Tables of Contents of Jounals of interest to Classicists

Project Muse: Search and access journal articles in all areas. Classical journals include Arethusa, American Journal of Philology and Transactions of the American Philological Association (TAPA).

OneLook: Look up words in a broad rangeof online dictionaries simultaneously, from the American Heritage to the very specialized - indispensable!

Theoi Project Greek Gods, Spirits, & Monsters

Palimpsest - Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

Campus Organizations

Other Points of Interest

Comparative Literature Student Association

Graduate Literature Association

Hellenic Students' Association

History Students Association

Nova Roma Creating a new Roman Republic

Finnish Broadcasting Company: Read or listen to a weekly Latin summary of international news headlines.

ForumAntiquum Ancient Mediterranean Gateway

Classical Language Instruction Project: The sound of Ancient Greek and Latin

Homer in Performance

B&B Smith Booksellers. A scholarly bookshop dealing primarily in classical studies and archaeology.

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum: An online resource for Latin texts dealing with music from the 3rd to 17th centuries. Texts range from St. Augustine's De Musica and Macrobius' commentary on Cicero's Somnium Scipionis, to letters by Descartes--all in Latin.


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Updated: 12 February 2008