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2017-2018 Spring

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Lunch Lecture
March 30, 2018
"Ovidian Renovations And Renaissances"

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

Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge)
12:00 pm
161 East Pyne
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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)
4:30 pm
Betts Auditorium
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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

2017-2018 Fall

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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)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
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Lecture
November 9, 2017
Shane Butler

Johns Hopkins University

"The Youth of Antiquity"
4:30 pm
Betts Auditorium
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
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Lecture
October 23, 2017
Mark Janse

Ghent University

"Medieval Greek Songs: Oral Transmission and Dialectal Variation"
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
103 Scheide Caldwell House
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, cosponsored by the Department of Classics
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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."
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
161 East Pyne
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Lecture
October 2, 2017
Alice Oswald

First Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

"Long-winged Phrases"
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
101 McCormick Hall
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
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Lunch Lecture
September 27, 2017
Johanna Hanink

Brown University

"Greece at the Crossroads of East and West"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
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Faber Lecture
September 21, 2017
Amy Richlin

Professor, Department of Classics, UCLA

"Blackface and Drag in Early Roman Comedy"
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
106 McCormick
Lunch Lecture
September 15, 2017
Felix Mundt

By Invitation Only

"Between Heaven and Stage - Boundary Crossing in Plautus' Amphitruo and its Reception"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne

2016-2017 Spring

Lecture
May 15, 2017
Richard Hunter
Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Callimachus and the Description of Rhetorical Style
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
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
4:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Lecture
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
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
Catherine Steel
University of Glasgow
Populism and the Roman Republic: demagogues, democracy and the limits of debate
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
Miriam Leonard
University College London
Hannah Arendt’s Revolutionary Antiquity
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Council of the Humanities

2016-2017 Fall

Lecture
Peter Meineck
Professor of Classics in the Modern World, New York University
Prediction, Peripeteia and Practice. A new cognitive approach to ancient dramatic narrative.
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
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.
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Faber Lecture
Emily Greenwood
Professor, Department of Classics, Yale University
Seeing Citizens: re-reading the ring of Gyges' ancestor in Plato's Republic
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and funding from the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Council of the Humanities
Lecture
Duncan Kennedy
Emeritus Professor, Bristol University
Plato and Lucretius on the Theoretical Subject: A Metaphysical Inquiry
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
Lisa Maurizio
Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies, Bates College
A Reconsideration of the Pythia’s Use of Lots at Delphi: Nymphs, Dice, and Second Chances
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne

2015-2016 Spring

Lecture
Timothy Power
Rutgers University
Sacred Sound Through Space and Time: Listening to Ancient Greek ‘Songlines’
4:30 pm
Betts Auditorium
Lecture
Robert Fowler
Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek, University of Bristol
The Text-World of Herodotus
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne
Lecture
Jennifer Morgan
New York University
Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Considering Slave Law, Intimacy, and Privacy for the History of Women in Slavery
4:30 pm
211 Dickinson Hall
Keynote lecture in Histories of Reproductive Risk Workshop
Lecture
Rebecca Flemming
Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Cambridge
Galen and the Plague
12:00 pm
161 East Pyne
This event is by invite only - Faculty and Graduate Students. Must RSVP
Lecture
Gianfranco Agosti
Sapienza - Università di Roma
Poetry and Religion in Late Antiquity
4:30 pm
106 McCormick
IHUM Lecture
March 3, 2016
Paul Chan
Odysseus as Artist (Part I)
4:30 pm
Betts Auditorium

2015-2016 Fall

Lecture
Edward Watts
Hypatia and Her 18th Century Reception
5:30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
101 McCormick Hall With thanks to: Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, Classics Department, Council of the Humanities, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Center for the Study of Religion, Classical Philosophy
Lecture
R.R.R. Smith
Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford
Aphrodisias in Caria: Recent Work, New Finds
4:30 pm
106 McCormick
Sponsored by the Program in the Ancient World
Lecture
Cynthia Damon
Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Paying full price: On value-assessment in Lucilian satire
4:30 pm
010 East Pyne