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Clara Hardy

Professor of Classics, Classics

Education & Professional History

Oberlin College, BA; Brown University, PhD

While I consider myself a generalist (humani nihil a me alienum puto!) my particular interests are in ancient drama and gender studies. I regularly teach Classics courses in these areas, as well as Latin and Greek courses at all levels. I’ve been obsessed for some time now with the mutilation of the Herms in 415 BCE, and confess to being just a little bit in love with Alcibiades.


At Carleton since 1990.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Teaching highlights: team-teaching with Tim Raylor a year-long investigation of Hobbes’ translation of Thucydides; developing a new reader for the final term of the Greek sequence; teaching whatever is most pleasing to everyone in Weekly Latin or Weekly Greek.

Recent publications: “‘Something Mythic’: the power of shared stories in Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire,” Classical Receptions Journal, 2024 https://doi.org/10.1093/crj/clae005

Athens 415: A City in Crisis (University of Michigan 2020): review here.

Under contract for University of Michigan: Remembering Evil: Athens 404

You can read my Didaskalia review of Carleton alum Lee Conrads’ production of “If We Were Birds” here.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Philological Association, now known as the Society for Classical Studies (Outreach Committee 2010-2013)

Classical Association of the Midwest and South (Vice President for the State of Minnesota)

Classical Association of Minnesota

Current Courses

  • Fall 2024
    GRK 285: Weekly Greek
  •  
    LATN 204: Intermediate Latin Prose and Poetry
  • Winter 2025
    GRK 204: Intermediate Greek Prose and Poetry
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    LATN 237: Amor, Furor, Ira: The Epics of Vergil and Ovid
  • Spring 2025
    CLAS 214: Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity
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    GRK 102: Intermediate Greek