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2019-2020 Spring

Heliodorus.
Lunch Lecture
May 1, 2020
VIRTUAL - "Teaching and Discussing Race, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism with Intentional Action in Different Classics Classrooms"

Please RSVP for Zoom meeting information to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Kelly P. Dugan, University of Georgia
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
April 23, 2020
CANCELLED - "Reading Plautus with Frederick Douglass"
Matthew Leigh,Oxford University, Visiting Professor in the Department of Classics
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Lunch Lecture
April 17, 2020
CANCELLED - "(Re)Constructing the Past in Imperial Greece: The Cases of Corinth and Sparta"

Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Wolfgang Havener, Visiting Fellow, Assistant Professor, Seminar for Ancient History & Epigraphy, University of Heidelberg
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
April 9, 2020
CANCELLED - "Bacchae in Relief: Wole Soyinka and the Greeks"
Patrice Rankine, University of Richmond
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TBD
Faber Lecture
March 26, 2020
CANCELLED - “Securitas: Embodied Concept.”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TBD

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
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Image by Eleanor Rappe, modified by Sara Rappe
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
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
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
12:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Boundless World History
Lecture
February 27, 2020
“Metrical Latin lives of Mohammed”
Francesco Stella, Università di Siena
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Co-sponsored by Near Eastern Studies
Lecture
February 20, 2020
"Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence"
Michael MacKinnon, The University of Winnipeg
5:00 pm
106 McCormick
Sponsored by The Program in Archaeology, The Department of Classics and the Humanities Council

2019-2020 Fall

Romulus and his brother Remus from a 15th-century frieze, Certosa di Pavia
Lecture
December 12, 2019
"Framing fors: anecdotal narratives in Livy's history of early Rome."
Daniel Wendt, Visiting Fellow
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
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
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

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
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1022, from Oxyrhynchus, AD 102
Prentice Lecture
November 21, 2019
"Roman Names and Roman Citizenship in Egypt"
Roger Bagnall, New York University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Andreas Angelidakis "Unauthorized"
Lecture
November 14, 2019
“The Conspiratorial Mood of Plato’s Republic.”
Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Performance
November 13, 2019
"Socrates NOW"

 

 

Yannis Simonides
7:00 pm
Theatre Intime Hamilton Murray Theater
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
Workshop
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
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Department of Classics
Image of Ishion Hutchinson
Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts
October 22, 2019
"The Classics Can Console?"
Ishion Hutchinson
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
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
Workshop
October 4, 2019
“Arrian The Priest: Provincial Cultural Identity And Roman Imperial Policy”
Elias Koulakiotis, Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, University of Ioannina
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
103 Scheide Caldwell House

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in the Ancient World, Department of Classics,

Bronze Sculptures
Lecture
October 3, 2019
"Early Iron Age Archaeology and the Tyranny of the Text: the Case of Athletic Nudity"
Sarah Murray, University of Toronto
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Photo of a Greek releif
Lecture
September 19, 2019
"Dreams in Greek and Roman Religion: The Evidence of Inscriptions."
Gil Renberg, University of Michigan
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Co-sponsored by Art & Archaeology

2018-2019 Spring

Image of Roman Soldiers
Conference
May 16, 2019 - May 18, 2019
"The Roman Republic in the Long Fourth Century"

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

LOCATION CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:
May 16 - East Pyne 111 / May 17 & 18 - Louis A. Simpson A71

SPONSORED BY 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

ceramic vessel from the Attic region of Greece
Faber Lecture
April 16, 2019
“The Politics of the Swarm”
Page duBois, UC San Diego
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
Workshop
April 12, 2019
"Tracing The Latin Tradition In Nonnus’ Dionysiaca"
Sophia Papaioannou, University of Athens
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
103 Scheide Caldwell House

Hellenic Studies, The Department of Classics

Pierre Judet de la Combe next to bust of Homer
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
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Stone statue underwater
Performance
April 5, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Phèdre
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
Workshop Poster
Workshop
March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
The Filologos and the Antiquarius: Studying Language and Objects in Renaissance Europe
211 Dickinson Hall
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
A drawing of the entrance to the Temple of Janus, with its doors open as in time of war
Lecture
March 26, 2019
"From chaos to chaos: Janus’ Speech in Fasti 1 and the Gates of War"
Francesca Romana Berno, Sapienza University of Rome
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Performance
March 8, 2019 - March 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.

8:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
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8:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
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3:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
Lecture
March 7, 2019
"Musical Meaning after Aristotle"
Sean Gurd, University of Missouri
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Green Hall Bowl OS6