Classical Studies Lecture Series

April 6, 2023, Rhodessa Jones & Angela Wilson, The Medea Project: Theatre or Incarcerated Women, "Once Upon a Time in a Place Called Now: Whose Classics?"

November 3, 2022, David Halperin, University of Michigan, "How Queer Were the Greeks? How Queer Are We?".

November 21, 2019, Donna Zuckerberg, editor-in-chief of Eidolon, "Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age".

September 19, 2019, Mark Babej and William Wylie, "Urban Space, Roman Couture and a Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon".

April 11, 2019, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University, "Race and Environment from Hippocrates to the Smithsonian Institute".

February 21, 2019, James O'Hara, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "News or Entertainment? Teaching, Pretending to Teach, and the Authority of the Speaker in Roman Didactic and Satire".

November 29, 2018, Joy Connolly, CUNY, "Migrancy as Theme and Ethic in Late Republican Roman Literature".  

November 8, 2018, James Romm, Bard College,"OCEAN in Greek and Roman Myth and Thought".

March 8, 2018, Johanna Hanink, Brown University, "'Fake Olds'" History and Alternative Facts in Classical Athens".

November 11, 2017, Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete, Rethymno, "Hideous Bodies and Deified Heroes".

September 28, 2017 Joe Goodkin's Odyssey, musical performance.

April 18, 2017, Jan Ziolkowski, Harvard University, "Late Antiquity and the Invention of Textuality".

February 16, 2017. Maurizio Forte, Duke Digital Humanities Lab, "Archaeology of Etruscan Cities: The Vulci Project".

October 6, 2016, Josiah Ober, Stanford University, "Demopolis: Political Participation and Civic Dignity, Ancient and Modern".

April 18, 2016, Konstantinos Poulis, Athens, Greece, "Literature and Writers in Times of Crisis."

March 24, 2016, Britta Ager, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Magic and Divine Visitations in Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche."

February 22, 2016, Courtney Walsh and Rush Rehm, Stanford Univeristy, "Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice."

November 12, 2015, Joanna Kenty ('08), University of New Hampshire, "Lysistrata in Liberia: Reading Aristophanes with Leymah Gbowee's 'Mighty Be Our Powers'."

October 30, 2015, Madeline Goh, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, "Chariot Warfare in Homer."

May 6, 2015, Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete, "Painting the Ideal City in Plato's Republic."

February 26, 2015, Jessica Clark (Wesleyan Classics and Archaeology 2002, Florida State University), "Winning Isn't Everything:  The Moral Power of Defeat at Rome."

October 9, 2014, Seth Schein, University of California, Davis, "War, What is it good for in Homer's Iliad and Four Receptions?"

March 26, 2014, Peter Meineck, NYU, "The Face of Ancient Drama: Emotion, Empathy and the Masks of Greek Theatre."

March 5, 2014, Brook Holmes, Princeton University, "Galen on the Chances of Life."

February 26, 2014, J. Theodore Pena ('78), University of California, Berkeley, "Investigating the Life History of Objects at Pompeii."

November 14, 2013, Thomas Martin, Holy Cross, "Reinventing God:  Response to Inexplicable Defeat in Ancient Athens."

April 25, 2013, Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania, "Divination in the Ancient World:  A Cognitive Approach."

April 9, 2013, Jeremy Hartnett, Wabash College, "Listening to Pompeii:  Hearing History in the Roman City."

February 20, 2013, Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School, "What Can Ancient Gareece Teach Us About Contemporary Institutional Design?"

November 1, 2012, Noah Messing, Yale Law School, "How Lawyers Write."

April 12, 2012, Adreas Thomas Zanker, Harvard University, "Why Did the Romans Talk About Decline? Why Do We?"

November 17, 2011, James Uden, Boston University, "The Images and Ideology of Childhood Education in Statius' Achilleid."

November 3, 2017, Marcus Folch, Columbia University, "How to Kill a Prisoner:  The Poetics of Bondage in Ancient Greece."

October 20, 2011, Margaret Imber, Bates College, "Daughters, Whores and Anxious Fathers: The Function of Women in Roman Declamation."

November 4, 2010, David Konstan, Boston University, "Lucretius and the Epicurean Attitude toward Grief."

April 8, 2010, Helene Peet Foley, Barnard College, "How 19th- and Early 20th-Century Women Re-imagined Greek Tragedy for the U.S. Stage."

March 25, 2010, Emily Allen Hornblower, Rutgers Unaiversity, "Metaphors of Pain in Ancient Greek Tragedy."

February 25, 2010, Ann Hanson, Yale University, "Is there a Healer in the House? Therapies an Recipes from Greek and Roman Antiquity."

December 3, 2009, Carol Dougherty, Wellesley College, "Ships, Walls, Men:  Re-Solving the Riddle of the Athenian City."

November 11, 2009, Dan Bahat, University of Toronto, "The Dead Sea Scrolls, Discovery and Meaning."

November 5, 2009, Sarah Ruden, Yale Divinity School, "Coping with the Author as Other:  A Pacifist Translating the Aeneid's War Scenes."

October 14, 2009, Paul Woodruff, University of Texas, The Ajax Dilemma:  Justice, Compassion, and Comunity."