Alice Oswald
October 18, 2017

Alice Oswald visited Princeton on October 2-4, 2017 as the speaker for the first Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts. Oswald’s love of the Classics and her deft, thoughtful, and welcoming treatment of Homer’s work strike many of the same notes as Robert Fagles’ translations. By giving these works life, putting long-winged phrases back into the air, Oswald demonstrates the unbroken connection we have with the ancient world.

October 9, 2017

Greece is both a physical location and an imagined space. The gap or continuity between the two has been a pressing question since antiquity, and addressing it an urgent political, theoretical, and aesthetic issue.

Painting of figures holding musical instruments
October 4, 2017

Professor Harriet Flower’s book, The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner, is now available in hardcover.