Past Events

LECTURES 2012-2013

May 28

BARBARA GOLD, Hamilton College

"How Many Juvenals Were There? Gender, the Body, Sexual Deviance and the Idea of the Book"

May 15

CHRIS FARAONE, University of Chicago

"Women and Children First: the Earliest Evidence for Ancient Greek Body Amulets"


May 6

PETER HESLIN, Durham University

"The Boundaries of Painting and Poetry According to Zeuxis, Propertius and Lessing"

April 29

CLEMENTE MARCONI, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

The Institute of Fine Arts-NYU Excavations on the Akropolis of Selinunte:

Towards an Archaeology of Cult in a Greek Colony in the West

April 22

TIM WHITMARSH, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Atheistic Aesthetics: Reading the Sisyphus Fragment

March 11


Homer's Achaean Wall and the Hypothetical Past


March 4

ROBERT PARKER, Sather Professor-New College, Oxford

Religion and Colonization: the Hellenistic Case

February 28

MARK GRIFFITH, University of California, Berkeley

GLENN MOST, University of Chicago


February 27


Bunche 6265 12:00-1:00pm

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Travel Study ROME


February 25

ANNA BONIFAZI, University of Heidelberg

The Doing of Saying: Herodotus, Thucydides and the Role of Particles


February 8

FRANCESCA MARTELLI, Cambridge University

Rewriting the Republic of Letters in Cicero's ad Fam. 15

January 30

MARTIN DEVECKA, Brown University

Danger Mouse: Mice In and Out of Ancient Rome

January 24

KELLY SHANNON, University of Erfurt

Nero the Transgressor in Tacitus' Annals: A Narrative in Prodigies

January 17

JARED HUDSON, University of California, Berkeley

Spectaclum Ipsa Sedens: A Poetics of the Carpentum



December 8

Egypt in the Days of Queen Cleopatra: A Study Day on Ptolemaic Egypt



November 26

MANTHA ZARMAKOUPI, Getty Visiting Scholar

"Landscape Themes in the Design of the Luxurious Villas of the Bay of Naples"


November 7

Steinmetz Lecture

OLGA PALAGIA, University of Athens

"The Motja Youth and the Battle of Himera: Classical Art and History in Sicily"

October 29

MARYLINE G. PARCA, University of California San Diego

"Seeking Children in Ptolemaic Egypt"





October 15

CELIA E. SCHULTZ, University of Michigan

"Divination in Cicero's Philosophical Program"



May 20

Martha Malamud

State University of New York, Buffalo

"Medea Goes to Africa"

April 23

Nicholas Purcell

Brasenose College, Oxford; Sather Professor

"The Strangeness of Buying and Selling in the Ancient World"

April 16

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier

German Archaeological Institute, Athens

Steinmetz Lecture

"The Kouros of the Sacred Gate: New Marble Grave Sculptures of the Archaic Athenian Nobility from the Kerameikos Cemetery at Athens"



March 12

Elizabeth Pender, Leeds University

“The Geography of Dying and Coming-back-to-life: The Rivers of Tartarus in Plato’s Phaedo”



GUY HEDREEN, Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology, Williams College

"Portrait of the Artist in a Sympotic Context or Smikros R.I.P."


ALESSANRO BARCHIESI, Professor of Latin Literature, University of Siena at Arezzo; G. and H. Spogli Professor of Italian Studies, Stanford University; Sather Professor of Classical Literature

"The War for Italia: Conflict and Collective Memory in Vergil's Aeneid"


Kurt Raaflaub, Emeritus Professor of Classics and History, Brown University

"Zeus and Prometheus: Greek Adaptations of Ancient West Asian Myths"



Kathy L. Gaca, Associate Professor of Classics, Vanderbilt University

"Sexual Warfare aginst Girls and Women in Classical Antiquity"

Roger Woodard, Andrew V. V. Raymond Professor of the Classics, State University of New York, Buffalo

"Letter Variation in the Copper Plaques and its Implications for Early Greek Alphabetic Usage."


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