Spring 2020

Faber Lecture
March 26, 2020

CANCELLED - “Securitas: Embodied Concept.”

Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
Lunch Lecture
March 9, 2020

CANCELLED "The Dark Side of the Nile: Nonnus of Panopolis and his world"

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 4th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Gianfranco Agosti, Sapienza University of Roma
Lunch Lecture
March 6, 2020

"Conversations Greek and Indian: comparative work on Plato's Republic and Shantideva's Bodhicarayavatara"

Please RSVP by Monday, March 2nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Sara Ahbel-Rappe,Visiting Class of 1932 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Classics
Lunch Lecture
February 28, 2020

"Medieval and Early Modern Global Latin: the Eurasian Latin Archive"

Please RSVP by Monday, February 24th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Francesco Stella, Università di Siena
February 27, 2020

“Metrical Latin lives of Mohammed”

Francesco Stella, Università di Siena
Co-sponsored by Near Eastern Studies
February 20, 2020

"Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence"

Michael MacKinnon, The University of Winnipeg
Sponsored by The Program in Archaeology, The Department of Classics and the Humanities Council

Fall 2019

Romulus and his brother Remus from a 15th-century frieze, Certosa di Pavia
December 12, 2019

"Framing fors: anecdotal narratives in Livy's history of early Rome."

Daniel Wendt, Visiting Fellow
December 5, 2019

A World Made of Travel: Digital Approaches to the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour of Italy

While at Princeton University, Giovanna Ceserani was a member of the 2000-2003 Society of Fellows’ cohort and a lecturer in the Department of Classics. Currently Giovanna Ceserani works on the classical tradition with an emphasis on the intellectual history of classical scholarship, historiography and archaeology from the eighteenth century onwards at Stanford University’s Department of Classics.

In her talk she will discuss how digital approaches are changing our understanding of the history of travel—focusing specifically on the 18th-century Grand Tour, when tens of thousands of Northern Europeans traveled to Italy. She will ask how new technologies might help us to get beyond the best-known, largely elite Grand Tourists, whose accounts have dominated the understanding of this influential touristic phenomenon, and encourage us to pose new questions about this historically significant world of travel.

Giovanna Ceserani, Stanford University
The Society of Fellows
Lunch Lecture
November 22, 2019

"Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Cicero’s De officiis"

Please RSVP by Monday, November 18th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Jed Atkins, Duke University, James Madison Program Visiting Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Politics
Prentice Lecture
November 21, 2019

"Roman Names and Roman Citizenship in Egypt"

Roger Bagnall, New York University
November 14, 2019

“The Conspiratorial Mood of Plato’s Republic.”

Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago
November 13, 2019

"Socrates NOW"



Yannis Simonides
Yannis Simonides' visit and performance are kindly sponsored by the Andrés Mata Foundation
Department of Philosophy
Department of Classics
The Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council
October 25, 2019

Racing the Classics III: Recitative with Ishion Hutchinson

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Moderators: Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University & Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
Department of Classics
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Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts
October 22, 2019

"The Classics Can Console?"

Ishion Hutchinson
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Humanistic Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies
October 4, 2019

“Arrian The Priest: Provincial Cultural Identity And Roman Imperial Policy”

Elias Koulakiotis, Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, University of Ioannina
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in the Ancient World, Department of Classics,
October 3, 2019

"Early Iron Age Archaeology and the Tyranny of the Text: the Case of Athletic Nudity"

Sarah Murray, University of Toronto
September 19, 2019

"Dreams in Greek and Roman Religion: The Evidence of Inscriptions."

Gil Renberg, University of Michigan
Co-sponsored by Art & Archaeology

Spring 2019

May 16–18, 2019

"The Roman Republic in the Long Fourth Century"

Please RSVP by May 10, 2019 to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

The Princeton University Department of Classics, The Humanities Council, The Department of Art and Archaeology, The Program in the Ancient World, The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, The Center for Collaborative History, The Princeton Environmental Institute, and the University Center for Human Values
Faber Lecture
April 16, 2019

“The Politics of the Swarm”

Page duBois, UC San Diego
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
April 12, 2019

"Tracing The Latin Tradition In Nonnus’ Dionysiaca"

Sophia Papaioannou, University of Athens
Hellenic Studies, The Department of Classics
Round Table Discussion
April 6, 2019

"Is Homer an Author?"

A roundtable discussion with

Pierre Judet de la Combe

on the occasion of the publication of his translation of the Iliad

Those attending the lunch are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 3rd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Pierre Judet de la Combe, Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études and Director of Research at the CNRS
April 5–13, 2019


The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Phèdre, Jean Racine’s classic French play based on ancient Greek and Roman tragedies in a new English translation by Princeton alumnus Marc Decitre. The production features senior J Sansone in the title role and is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins. Performances are April 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. in
March 29–30, 2019

The Filologos and the Antiquarius: Studying Language and Objects in Renaissance Europe

Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Center for Collaborative History; Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund; Department of Classics; Department of Art and Archaeology; Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
March 26, 2019

"From chaos to chaos: Janus’ Speech in Fasti 1 and the Gates of War"

Francesca Romana Berno, Sapienza University of Rome
March 8–10, 2019

Student Production of The Odyssey

Homer’s classic epic poem of a journey home is reimagined in a participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey, directed by Victoria Davidjohn, designed by Annabel Barry, and featuring Carly Maitlin, Bria McKenzie, and Justin Ramos.

March 7, 2019

"Musical Meaning after Aristotle"

Sean Gurd, University of Missouri
Student-Led Event
March 2, 2019

Princeton Certamen 2019

The Princeton Classics Club announces the second annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics and the Junior Classical League (JCL) with a competitive yet friendly contest.

Thermae Romae
Student-Led Event
February 22, 2019

Screening of Thermae Romae (2012)

The Classics Club is hosting a movie night. Please RSVP to Tashi Treadway.

February 4, 2019

"Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why, With Emily Wilson"

Emily R. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Princeton Public Library, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Women’s Center

Fall 2018

December 4, 2018

Being of Two Minds: Plotinus’ Account of Psychological Conflict in Ennead 4.3.31

Sara Magrin, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Classical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy
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