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May 2018

{CANCELLED} Colloquium: “Old Horizons, New World: Classics in the Americas”

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 21ST. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE NEW DATE AND TIME SOON. This series showcases some of the work being done by early-career scholars that explores how the ancient world negotiated cultural boundaries and conversely how classical antiquity has been received in colonial and post-colonial arenas. The presentations will be: “Black Cicero: (Re-)reading the Classics with W.E.B. Du Bois” Mathias Hanses (Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University)…

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“Tangible Time: Looms, Weaving, and Perceptions of Continuity and Rupture in Female Temporality in Early Greek Literature” | Andromache Karanika

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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“Minerva unto the Breach: Cicero’s Brutus, the statue of Minerva, and the War with Caesar” | Christopher van den Berg

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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April 2018

The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics | Dan-el Padilla Peralta

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Department of Classics is pleased to present The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics. The lecture will be given by Dan-el Padilla Peralta on “Citizenship’s insular cases: from Greece and Rome to Puerto Rico.” Padilla Peralta is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

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“Performing Walcott, Performing Homer: Omeros on Screen” | Justine McConnell

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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March 2018

Workshop | Pierre Destree

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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“Polykleitos or not Polykleitos? The Dilemma of the Prima Porta Augustus” | Gianfranco Adornato

March 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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February 2018

“Creating Gods through Narratives: The Ontology of Greek Mythic Characters” | Sarah Johnston

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This paper opens with an overview of recent work on the ontology of fictional characters and then proceeds to arguments about the ontological status of characters who appear in fictionalizing narratives such as the Odyssey or the Ramayana who are simultaneously the objects of religious belief. Prof. Johnston suggests that such characters draw unique advantages from the ways in which their stories are narrated. Gods are described in different ways on different occasions.  The ‘human’ god is easier to believe…

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“Sappho’s Homer: A Reparative Reading” | Melissa Mueller

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Sarah Beckmann | “Reconsidering the Late Roman Villa: Regional Variations and Local Conversations”

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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