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September 2022

Undergraduate Open House

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and meet other students and faculty from the Classics Department at an informal mixer before classes begin! Learn more about the Classics department and the Classics club. Dodd 248 / outside in front of Dodd Hall (place will be confirmed nearer the time).

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Getty Villa Play: Deaf West Theater’s Oedipus

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Undergraduate, graduate and postbacc students are warmly invited to attend the free matinee performance of Oedipus the King by Deaf West Theater Company at the Getty Villa. Please contact Neli Petrosyan (npetrosyan@humnet.ucla.edu) if you are interested in attending this event. A limited number of tickets are available. https://www.getty.edu/news/deaf-west-theatre-debuts-at-getty-villas-outdoor-theatre-with-a-fresh-take-on-sophocles-oedipus/

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TA Orientation

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Orientation for all students TA-ing in the Classics department 22-23. Dodd 248. Please arrive promptly.

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Postbacc Luncheon

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dodd 248: Welcome luncheon and orientation for the entering class of Post-baccalaureate students in Classics.

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Graduate Student Orientation

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Dodd 248. Orientation to the MA & PhD in Classics for all new graduate students

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June 2022

Departmental Graduation Celebration

June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Coral Tree Walkway, 245 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, 90095
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Classics MA Papers

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dodd 247,

Liam Albrittain, "Sapphic Brushstrokes: Systems of Color and Visual Contrast in Sappho, Hesiod and Homer" Mary K. Anastasi, “Endnotes: Closure and the End of a Collection in Fronto's Ad Marcum Caesarem et Invicem Book 5” Julianna Lewis, "The Antithesis of Elegy: Hands in Ovid's Amores” Unfortunately, given recent adjustments in campus Covid-related policies and recommendations, we will NOT be holding a post-event celebration in the Faculty Lounge. We regret this very much, but hope this won’t depress attendance at the presentations themselves.

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May 2022

James Uden | The Politics of Pathos in Virgil’s Aeneid

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dodd 248,

Virgil’s particular attention to human suffering has long been identified as a defining aspect of his poetry, but critics have had widely different views on the politics of Virgilian pathos. Is empathy for the defeated in the Aeneid a way of undermining the triumphalist claims of Augustus (e.g. Putnam 1965)? Or does the poem’s famous melancholy in fact encourage its readers to accept the losses they endure, thereby neutralizing anger and resistance (Habinek 1998)? Drawing inspiration from Judith Butler’s essay…

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Barbara L. Packer Lectures: Yopie Prins | Reversing Classical Meters

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kaplan 193 and on Zoom,

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. In her talk, Professor Prins asks what is the past and future of classical models for English versification? Nineteenth-century ideas about the revival of classical meters in English poetry prompted a wide range of metrical experiments in Victorian England and America: strange attempts to translate quantitative classical verse into English accentual-syllabic verse, and…

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Erich Gruen | Antisemitism in the Pagan World

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall 306,

Co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and the Department of History. This event will be hybrid. To receive an email with the Zoom link to attend remotely, please RSVP at https://religion.ucla.edu/event/antisemitism-in-the-pagan-world/  

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