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Spring 2024

Cover of the book "Theater and Crisis" by Patrice Rankine, featuring a black and white photo of a protest
Prentice Lecture
May 6, 2024
Theater and Crisis: Myth, Memory, and Racial Reckoning in America, 1964–2020
Patrice Rankine, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
A chinese newspaper on which is clearly visible a picture of the Capitoline Wolf
Lunch Talk
May 3, 2024
The She-Wolf goes, and stays, in China: Thoughts on the Development of Western Classical Studies
Sven Günther, Northeast Normal University (东北师范大学)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
April 30, 2024
Computing the Difference Greece-Near-East
Jacobo Myerston, University of California at San Diego
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
A Pompeiian mosaic of three seated women in theatre masks.
Faber Lecture
April 25, 2024
"Flentem Dicere Verum:" On non-satirical Latin Satires
Kurt Smolak, University of Vienna
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

Black figure vase painting of two women fluffing pillows
Lunch Talk
April 19, 2024
Belief, uncertainty and mental effort in ancient Greek rituals of hosting the divine: literary readings and theoretical reflections
Felix Budelmann & Saskia Peels, University of Groningen
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
A black and white photograph of Martha Graham in a long dress leaning forward at a right angle with one leg kicked high up behind her.
Lecture
April 17, 2024
Cosmopoetics: Three Lecture on the Ecologies of Nature, Poetry, and Ethics – No. 3

Poetry without Redemption (Rachel Bespaloff)

James Porter, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
105 Chancellor Green

Organized by the Bain-Swiggett Fund (Department of English), and cosponsored by the Classics and English Departments.

Artus Wolffort. The Four Elements, before 1641. Oil on canvas. 158 x 200 cm, framed.
Lecture
April 16, 2024
Cosmopoetics: Three Lecture on the Ecologies of Nature, Poetry, and Ethics – No. 2

Love, Strife, and the Roots of All Things (Empedocles)

James Porter, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

Organized by the Bain-Swiggett Fund (Department of English), and cosponsored by the Classics and English Departments.

Bronze Figurine of a Kitharode (lyre player). Geometric Period 900-800 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Heraklion – Crete, Greece.
Lecture
April 15, 2024
Cosmopoetics: Three Lecture on the Ecologies of Nature, Poetry, and Ethics – No. 1

Introduction: Kosmopoiia + Biorhythms: The Bow and the Lyre (Heraclitus)

James Porter, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
105 Chancellor Green

Organized by the Bain-Swiggett Fund (Department of English), and cosponsored by the Classics and English Departments.

Poster for Spectral Cartographies, featuring a marble torso
Graduate Student Workshop
April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Spectral Cartographies: Haunting and Greco-Roman Antiquity
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
,
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
301 Laura Wooten Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, Department of Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, Humanities Council, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies (with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund), the University Center for Human Values, and the Graduate School.

A statue of Cosimo de Medici before the Palazzo della Carovana at the Scuola in Pisa
Round Table
April 10, 2024
Classical Studies in Italy

 a conversation with Barbara Graziosi

Alessandro Schiesaro, Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Classics
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
A painting of Pygmalion, garbed in Renaissance orange, speaking animatedly to the statue of a seated marble woman
Lecture
April 9, 2024
Pygmalion's Poetics: Nature, Gender, and the Critic
Alessandro Schiesaro, Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Classics
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

Sponsored by the Humanities Council and Department of Classics

A bronze relief of two Centaurs battling Kaineus
Lecture
April 4, 2024
Antinoos on the risks of getting too drunk
Philomen Probert, University of Oxford
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Terence in manuscript illumination
Lecture
April 1, 2024
Reading Against the Grain: Vulnerability Dynamics in Terence's Phormio
Susan Lape, University of Southern California
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Fred Moten in a black and white headshot, wearing a knit cap
Workshop
March 27, 2024
The Gorgias Nothings: Dickinson, Plato, and the Philosophical Blues (Version 2)

Paper will be circulated in advance; to receive a copy, please register by March 18 with [email protected].

Fred Moten, New York University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
A stone relief carving of a Roman school
Lecture
March 19, 2024
Competing Visions of Paideia in Imperial Greece
Kenneth Yu, University of Toronto
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Early Modern Classics Poster_new_image
Graduate Student Conference
March 8, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Early Modern Translations and the Classics
Course Lecture
February 27, 2024
Recovering the Roman Garum: From Pompeii & Baelo Claudia to Experimental Archaeology
Darío Bernal-Casasola, Universidad de Cádiz
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building

Hosted by "The Science of Roman History," co-taught by Caroline Cheung and Leigh A. Lieberman

The cover of Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa, featuring a line drawing of a hand, palm facing the viewer, colored dark red.
Reading
February 22, 2024
Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa

Anthony Grafton & Jennifer Rampling

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books

Presented by Labyrinth Books and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Center for Collaborative History.

Fall 2023

Syriac Mosaic representing Odysseus, 3rd cent. CE. From: Abdallah, Desreumaux, al-Kaid, "Nouvelles mosaïques d'Osrhoène découvertes in situ en Syrie du Nord" JMR 13 (2020):1-34.
Lunch Talk
December 15, 2023
Bardaisan and the origins of Syriac versification

RSVP to [email protected] by December 11th to guarantee lunch.

Alberto Rigolio, Durham University
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Lunch Talk
December 12, 2023
Historical Projection and Plato’s Menexenos
Kathryn Morgan, UCLA
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Workshop Lectures
December 8, 2023
Public Philosophy in Classical Greece: 470–370 BCE
Victoria Wohl (Toronto) and Stephen A. White (UT–Austin)
10:45 am - 2:45 pm
010 East Pyne

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Department of Classics, Program in Classical Philosophy, Center for Human Values, and Humanities Council, and the Center for Culture, Society and Religion at Princeton

Princeton Paleography Lab
November 3, 2023
PPLAB - "Wanted: Skeptical Eyes to Test Theory about Cologne, Dombibliothek Cod. 13"
Beatrice Kitzinger, Princeton University
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne

Princeton Paleography Lab is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, Program in Medieval Studies, and by MARBAS (Manuscript, Rare Book & Archive Studies).

Lecture
October 30, 2023
Declamatory Fictions & the Maiestas Trials: Seneca, Controversiae 9.2
Matthew Leigh, University of Oxford
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
A.E. Stallings, photographed in an empty Greek amphitheatre
THE ROBERT FAGLES LECTURE FOR CLASSICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
October 3, 2023
Homer's Hippiad: From the First Deaths to the Last Word
A.E. Stallings
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
(and on Zoom)

Support for this project is provided in part by Princeton's Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Program in Humanistic Studies, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Lecture
September 21, 2023
The Plataian Community in Athens: An Enclave?
Naomi Campa, University of Texas at Austin
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Cover for Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political.
Reading
November 29, 2023
Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political

Melissa Lane & Benjamin Morison

Melissa Lane, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books

Presented by Labyrinth Books and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Politics, Philosophy, and Classics Departments.

Cover for Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History by Peter Brown, showing the author seated at a writing desk
Reading
October 4, 2023
Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History

LLL Presents Peter Brown & Jack Tannous

Peter Brown, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books

Co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Department of Classics.

An image of William S. Scarborough, perhaps the first known African American classicist, is superimposed on the title page of his book "First Lessons in Greek."
Lecture
September 18, 2023
African Americans and Xenophon, c. 1800–1910
John W.I. Lee, University of California at Santa Barbara
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

Spring 2023

Classics logo Reunions 2023
May 26, 2023
Princeton Classics Alumni Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prentice Library - East Pyne
Edward Burne-Jones (Theseus and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, design for a painted tile, 1861)
May 10, 2023
"Wooden Horses, Minotaurs and Catalogues of Ships"

To attend in person Please RSVP by Friday, May 5th to: [email protected]

 

 

 

Yiannis Doukas, University of Galway
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom