Spring 2019

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
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 7, 2019

"Musical Meaning after Aristotle"

Sean Gurd, University of Missouri
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
Image of Caesar
Lunch Lecture
November 16, 2018

"Naked? Fortunately not. The Gallic Wars as literary texts."

Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
By Invitation Only
Manuscript and person writing
October 22, 2018

Fake Letters: Authors and Agendas in the Ancient World

Program in the Ancient World

Kathryn Tempest, University of Roehampton, London
October 1, 2018

CANCELLED - Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

Luis Alfaro
September 27, 2018

“Evander and the Invention of the Prehistory of Latium in Virgil’s Aeneid.”

Sergio Casali (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)

Spring 2018

May 1, 2018

“Sensing Divinity?”

Esther Eidinow (Visiting Research Scholar, Department of History and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, University of Bristol)
Lunch Lecture
April 27, 2018

“Commenting on the Siluae: The Visual Dimension”

Please RSVP by Monday, April 23rd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University)
April 19, 2018

“Drei Söhne / Three Sons”

Drei Söhne / Three Sons, followed by discussion with

André Laks (Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Oates Fellow in Classical Philosophy)

Thomas Trezise (Professor and Chair, French & Italian)


University Center for Human Values will host a screening of Drei Söhne / Three Sons, a 90-minute documentary by Birgit-Karin Weber that was released at the end of 2016 in Germany and was shown in various festivals last year.

Cosponsored by the Humanities Council, French and Italian, Philosophy, Music, and Classics
April 11, 2018

"Let Us Alter And Corrupt The Maxim: Socrates And Aristodemos In The Prologue Of Plato's Symposium."

Gabriel Danzig (Bar-Ilan University)
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, University Center for Human Values and the Program in Classical Philosophy
April 3, 2018

"Subsidia Dominationi: The Early Careers of Tiberius and Drusus Revisited"

Frederik J. Vervaet (University of Melbourne)
Lunch Lecture
March 30, 2018

"Ovidian Renovations And Renaissances"

RSVP by Monday, March 26th to: eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge)
March 27, 2018

"Choral Fabrications: Weaving, Cloth-Making and Choral Song and Dance in Archaic and Early Classical Greece"

Visiting Class of 1932 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Classics

Deborah Steiner (Columbia University)
Allegorical scene on the seven Liberal Arts.
Lunch Lecture
March 9, 2018

"Varro’s Encyclopedia"

By invitation only

Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews)
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Humanities Council

Fall 2017

Image of Soundwaves
December 5, 2017

"Does the Heart Beat? And Other Questions About Rhythm, Bodies and Time in Archaic Greek Poetry"

Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago)
Sketches in purple and black hues
November 9, 2017

Shane Butler

Johns Hopkins University

"The Youth of Antiquity"
Sponsored by The Department of Classics, The Department of Comparative Literature, The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM), Postclassicisms and Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
Mark Janse Photograph
October 23, 2017

Mark Janse

Ghent University

"Medieval Greek Songs: Oral Transmission and Dialectal Variation"
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, cosponsored by the Department of Classics
Photograph of Norman Sandridge
Lunch Lecture
October 20, 2017

Norman Sandridge

Howard University


By invitation only

"The Humanities as Proto-leadership: A Conversation on How to Talk to Others about the Importance of the Humanities for Teaching Leaders and Leadership."
Ancient drawing of winged figure holding another figure
October 2, 2017

Alice Oswald

First Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

"Long-winged Phrases"
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies
Lunch Lecture
September 27, 2017

Johanna Hanink

Brown University

"Greece at the Crossroads of East and West"
Faber Lecture
September 21, 2017

Amy Richlin

Professor, Department of Classics, UCLA

"Blackface and Drag in Early Roman Comedy"
Lunch Lecture
September 15, 2017

Felix Mundt

By Invitation Only

"Between Heaven and Stage - Boundary Crossing in Plautus' Amphitruo and its Reception"

Spring 2017

May 15, 2017

Richard Hunter

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Callimachus and the Description of Rhetorical Style
May 2, 2017

Darja Šterbenc Erker

Institut für Klassische Philologie,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Augustus’ religion in the mirror of Ovid’s Fasti:The Case of Concordia Augusta
March 7, 2017

Ruth Webb

Université Lille 3; Visiting Professor in the Humanities Council; Old Dominion Fellow in the Department of Classics

Roman pantomime and Greek tragedy: reperformance and embodied knowledge
February 28, 2017

Catherine Steel

University of Glasgow

Populism and the Roman Republic: demagogues, democracy and the limits of debate
February 14, 2017

Miriam Leonard

University College London

Hannah Arendt’s Revolutionary Antiquity
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Council of the Humanities
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