Fall 2018

Lecture
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
Lecture
October 22, 2018

Fake Letters: Authors and Agendas in the Ancient World

Program in the Ancient World

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

CANCELLED - Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

Luis Alfaro
Lecture
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

Lecture
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)
Screening
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
Lecture
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
Lecture
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)
Lecture
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
Lecture
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
Lecture
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
Lecture
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
Lecture
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

Lecture
May 15, 2017

Richard Hunter

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Callimachus and the Description of Rhetorical Style
Lecture
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
Lecture
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
Lecture
February 28, 2017

Catherine Steel

University of Glasgow

Populism and the Roman Republic: demagogues, democracy and the limits of debate
Lecture
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

Fall 2016

Lecture
November 29, 2016

Peter Meineck

Professor of Classics in the Modern World, New York University

Prediction, Peripeteia and Practice. A new cognitive approach to ancient dramatic narrative.
Lecture
November 10, 2016

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Classics; Director, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; Editor, Classical Philology, University of Chicago

Read the Aeneid, Go Straight to Hell? How Fulgentius Saved a Classic for the Christians.
Faber Lecture
October 18, 2016

Emily Greenwood

Professor, Department of Classics, Yale University

Seeing Citizens: re-reading the ring of Gyges' ancestor in Plato's Republic
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and funding from the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities
Lecture
October 6, 2016

Duncan Kennedy

Emeritus Professor, Bristol University

Plato and Lucretius on the Theoretical Subject: A Metaphysical Inquiry
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