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Remembering Erling B. (Jack) Holtsmark, 1936-2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Jack came to teach in Classics at the University of Iowa in Fall 1963 and was department chair from 1982 through to 1993. Jack published numerous articles over the years on various topics including on Homer, Aeschylus, Theocritus, Lucretius, and Quintilian. Later in his career he became interested in contemporary literature and the Classics, publishing Tarzan and Tradition: Classical Myth in Popular Literature in 1981, Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1986, and articles on classics and contemporary cinema and on detective fiction.

Craig Gibson's Newest Book Short Listed for the Runciman Award

Friday, April 8, 2022
Craig Gibson's latest book (edited and translated with Jeffrey Beneker), The Byzantine School: Michael Andreopoulos, is one of eight books shortlisted for the Runciman Award. The Runciman Award is awarded annually by the Anglo-Hellenic League to a work wholly or mainly about some aspect of Greece or the world of Hellenism, published in English in its first edition in the previous year.

Robert Cargill in "Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury"

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, Robert Cargill, appeared in and served as a script consultant for CNN's 6-part docuseries, "Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury," which aired this past summer.