Students at work in the Classical Studies Library.

The Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Michigan combines the strength of two of Michigan’s leading departments, Philosophy and Classical Studies, both of which have been consistently ranked in the top ten programs in their respective fields for decades.

Students in the program will pursue a PhD in either Philosophy or Classical Studies and an MA in the companion field. All of this can be achieved within the standard six years for each program. Learn more ›

Sara Ahbel-Rappe wins ACLS fellowship and Michigan Humanities Award

15 February 2017

Sara Ahbel-Rappe has just won a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and a Michigan Humanities Award for 2017/18 for her project entitled The Charioteer’s Circuit: Plato's Self-Moving Myth in Late Antique Text Networks and Beyond. In this project, Sara uses idea of a “text network” to study the reception of Plato’s myth of the soul from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance.

Richard Janko elected a fellow of the Athenian Academy

10 February 2017

Richard Janko (Ρίτσαρντ Τζάνκο) has just been elected a foreign fellow (ξένος εταίρος) of the Athenian Academy in Classical Philology, in recognition of his many achievements in the field. (Michael McOsker, Michigan '15 and affiliate of the Program in Ancient Philosophy, also gets mention in the final paragraph.)

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Reading Group Meeting
    Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations

    (continuing with Bk III, ch. 7) Tuesday, 13 March, 7:00–9:00pm (sharp) Classics Library (2175 Angell Hall)

  • Thursday & Friday, 22–23 March 2018
    Ricardo Salles, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

    Thursday, 22 March Seminar: Why is the cosmos intelligent? (2) Stoic cosmology and Plato, Timaeus 30a2–c1

    Friday, 23 March Colloquium: A classic problem in the Stoic theory of time