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January 20, 2019

At the Jan. 19 meeting of the board of trustees of Princeton University, President Eisgruber presented each attendee with a copy of Professor Barbara Graziosi’s Homer (OUP 2016), signed by the author. The president has made a tradition of presenting the trustees with recent book by a faulty member at each board meeting and selected Professor Graziosi’s concise introduction to Homeric poetry for this meeting.

December 7, 2018

Sara Magrin, associate professor of Classics at UC Berkeley, spoke on Princeton’s campus on Tuesday, December 4th, delivering a lecture entitled “Being of Two Minds: Plotinus’ Account of Psychological Conflict in Ennead 4.3.31.”

Students in rehearsal for Miles Gloriosus
November 26, 2018

Program in Theater senior Jack Busche directs his new English translation of the classic Roman comedy Miles Gloriosus by Plautus, featuring senior Justin Ramos in the lead role of Palaestrio, in a performative staging that emphasizes the play’s physical comedy. Miles Gloriosus was an inspiration for the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. An audience talkback led by Yelena Baraz will follow the November 30th performance.

Photograph of Pantheon floor
November 19, 2018

Update: the recording is now available.

On the evening of Thursday, November 15th, Christopher B. Krebs, associate professor of Classics at Stanford, spoke on Princeton’s campus, delivering an engaging and energizing Prentice Lecture entitled “Classics As Crime Fiction: A Conversation with Caesar, Labienus, and Polybius.” Despite mother nature’s best efforts, the event was well-attended, and the Q&A period produced an…

Nicolette D'Angelo
November 18, 2018

“Nicolette is able to combine a commitment to understanding the ancient world on its own terms with making it speak to contemporary concerns,” said Yelena Baraz, associate professor of classics. “All the work Nicolette does, academic and creative, is personally meaningful. From her first day in the Humanities Sequence she has intensely engaged with the tradition we were teaching and, in her engagement, she was both transforming it and preparing to add to it.”

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