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Spring 2024

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
Greek and Arabic Grammarians
May 4, 2023
The medieval transmission of ancient knowledge in colonial and post-colonial narratives: moving beyond them with help from the Greek and Arabic grammarians
Maria Mavroudi, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
East Pyne 010 and via Zoom

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

image of Yasmin Haskell
Lunch Talk
April 28, 2023
‘Magister ex machina, or, Artificial Ingenuity: Who wrote the student poetry of the Old Society of Jesus?’

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, April 25th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Yasmin Haskell, University of Western Australia
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom
Kent Monkman (Cree), Welcoming the Newcomers. 2019. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Lecture
April 20, 2023
"Our Muses Are Our Ancestors": Contemporary Indigenous Writers of North America and Greco-Roman Antiquity.
Craig Williams,Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Classics
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A71 Louis Simpson and Zoom

Co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton

 

archival material, which come from the Gildersleeve papers at Johns Hopkins
Lecture
April 4, 2023
American Classical Scholarship, Comedy, and Disorientation
Constanze Güthenke, University of Oxford
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
a section from one of Winckelmann’s manuscripts and a portrait of him writing
Lecture
March 28, 2023
Winckelmann’s Epistolary Art
Katherine Harloe, University of London
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Anna Maria Maiolino Image
Conference
March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Ancient Graeco-Roman Medicine and Biology Workshop

for graduate and early career researchers

 

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

 

 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
03/04/2023
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
03/05/2023
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Laura Wooten Hall, Room 301

Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy, Program in Classical Philosophy, Humanities Council, Program in the History of Science, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Center for Human Values, IHUM, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Program in the Ancient World

Image of ancient coin
Faber Lecture
February 23, 2023
“Securitas: Embodied Concept”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

A domestic scene on a red figure pelike (BM E 396) superimposed on a fourth-century stele (Ag. I.6524/ IG II3 1 320)
Lecture
February 7, 2023
RESCHEDULED TO FALL 2023 "The Structure of Power in Classical Athens: From Oikos to Polis"

THIS TALK WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL OF 2023

Naomi Campa, The University of Texas at Austin
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
photograph of Jose Rizal
Lunch Talk
May 5, 2023
“I Enter the Future with the Memory of the Past”: José Rizal (1861-1896), the Philippines, and Classical Antiquity

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, May 2nd to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Tom Zanker, Amherst College
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Piraeus actor stele
Lunch Talk
March 30, 2023
“Why were masks so essential for Greek tragedy?”

To attend in person please RSVP by Monday, March 27th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Oliver Taplin, University of Taplin
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Image of the Acropolis Museum
Colloquium
March 27, 2023
“The Future of Classics Graduate Education”

Dinner reception for members of the community to follow. Please RSVP to [email protected]by March 23.

 

 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
010 East Pyne and via Zoom

Fall 2022

Greek Magical Papyri
Lecture
December 13, 2022
Compiling Magic: the Scribe at Work
Sofía Torallas Tovar, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
East Pyne 010 and via Zoom
Jean Veber - Ulysses and Nausicaa, 1888
Lunch Talk
December 2, 2022
"A tree named for friendship: reading Homer’s phylia"

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, November 29th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link 

 

Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom
Image Man in Moon
Prentice Lecture
November 8, 2022
"The Moon and the Map in the Ancient World"
Karen ní Mheallaigh, Johns Hopkins University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne and Zoom
picture of sculpture
Lunch Talk
November 7, 2022
"Horses, Wheels, and Languages. Indo-European in the Ancient Near East."

To attend in person Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 1st, to Eileen Robinson: [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link

Tom Davies, Ormond College, University of Melbourne
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chancellor Green 105 and Zoom
sculpture which conveys the fragmentary nature of Sappho
Lunch Talk
October 28, 2022
Sappho Book 1: the beginning, the middle, and the end

To attend in person Please RSVP by Monday, October 24, to Eileen Robinson: [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link

 

Patrick Finglass, University of Bristol
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne and Zoom