Humanities

USC and UCLA Spring Seminar | “Thinking About and With the Body: New Directions in Classics.”

Published: May 3, 2021

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. Featured speakers will include the following: Melissa Mueller (UMass Amherst), “Bodies in Bardo in Sappho’s Tithonos Poem” Alex Purves (UCLA), “Homer’s Underwater Bodies” Susan Lape (USC), “Vulnerability, Ethics, and the Limits of Appropriation in Terence’s ‘Human’ Comedy” Brooke Holmes (Princeton), “Embodying Lucretius, with Isabel Lewis”

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2021 Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics | Plagues in Antiquity

Published: April 22, 2021

The 2021 Annual Joan Palevsky Lecture will be a Departmental Roundtable Panel, featuring a discussion among members of the UCLA Classics Department of plagues in antiquity, including the plagues of 5th century Athens, Antonine Rome and Justinian. In addition to discussing medical, literary, historical, and archaeological sources, we will also consider the nature of the…

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