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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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John Hopkins | “The Connective Experience of the Made World: Multiple Temporalities and Material Cultures in Early Rome”

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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January 2018

Elizabeth Murphy | “The Archaeology of Work Places and Practices in the Roman World”

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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“Constructing the Subura: Space, Ideology, and Gender” | Margaret Andrews

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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November 2017

Masks of Blackness: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Classical Greece

November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This lecture is part of the series: “Classics | Receptions | Borders.” 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.

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Swarms: Communist Utopias of the Greeks | Page DuBois

November 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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