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Coming Spring 2008:
Proxima Poetis: Latin Historiography and Poetry in the Early Empire


April 11-12, University of Virginia


Keynote Speakers: Shadi Bartsch (Chicago) on Lucan, Cynthia Damon (Penn) on Seneca's Apocolocyntosis, Denis Feeney (Princeton) on Statius' Thebaid, Philip Hardie (Cambridge) on Lucan, Statius and Tacitus


Papers by:
Rhiannon Ash (Oxford) on Virgil and Tacitus' Histories, Martin Dinter (KCL) on Lucan and Caesar, Bruce Gibson (Liverpool) on Statius' Thebaid and Val. Flaccus, Jean-Michel Hulls (Oxford) on Statius' Silvae, John Jacobs (Yale) on Silius and Sallust, Tim Joseph (Holy Cross) on Virgil and Tacitus' Histories, Helen Lovatt (Nottingham) on Statius' Thebaid and Livy, Ilaria Marchesi (Hofstra) on Pliny's Letters, Chris Nappa (Minnesota) Juvenal and Tacitus' Annals, Damien Nelis (Geneva) on Valerius Flaccus and Virgil, Carole Newlands (Wisconsin) on Statius' Silvae, Matthew Taylor (USC) on Seneca's Octavia and Tacitus' Annals and Kathryn Williams (Canisius Coll.) on Tacitus and Juvenal.


Courses for Fall 2007 from the COD. Greeks and Romans for Spring 2008 is available in PDF format.


The 2006 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is available in PDF format.

Fall Term 2006


  • Sept. 30 (Sat.), Classical Association of Virginia, Minor Hall, 10-3,; speakers: James May (St. Olaf College), Carrie Vandervelde (Seward School), Zoe Stamatopoulou (UVa).
  • Oct. 5 (Thurs.), Peter Green (Iowa), 'Possession and Pneuma: The Essential Nature of the Delphic Oracle', (James Constantine Lecture), 5 pm, Cocke Hall, Gibson Room.
  • Oct. 24 (Tues.), Philip De Souza (University College Dublin), 'What really happened at the Battle of Salamis?', 5 pm, place TBA (co-sponsored with History)
  • Oct. 26 (Thurs.), visit to Grounds by Fellows of Center for Hellenic Studies.
  • Nov. 2 (Thurs.), Roger Macfarlane (Brigham Young University), 'Digital Restoration of Damaged Papyri. Multispectral Imaging of Texts from Herculaneum, Tebtunis, Oxyrhynchus, and Beyond,' 11:00 am, Visualization Studio, Jury Room C, Campbell Hall.
  • Nov. 9 (Thurs.), Geoff Bakewell (Creighton), 'Agamemnon 438: Gold-Changing Ares, Aeschylus, and the Athenian Empire,' 5 pm, Classics Conference Room.
  • Nov. 11 (Sat.), Inaugural celebration to celebrate move of Classics to Cocke Hall, keynote speaker Daniel Mendelsohn (Bard College), 2 pm, Gibson Room.
  • Nov. 29 (Wed.), David Kovacs, inaugural lecture as Obear Professor of Classics, 'The Riddle of Oedipus the King', 5 pm, Gibson Room.

Spring Term 2007


  • February 1 (Thurs.), Coulter George (Cambridge University) 'Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek' in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 4 pm; a reception will follow in the Classics vestibule.
  • February 8 (Thurs.), Chad Schroeder (University of Michigan) 'Hesiod and his Hellenistic Readers' in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 4 pm; a reception will follow in the Classics vestibule.
  • February 9 (Fri.), Margaret Mook (Iowa State University) 'Exploring an Early Greek City: Five Season of Excavation at Azoria in Eastern Crete' 160 Campbell, 5 pm
  • February 12 (Mon.), Regina Hoeschele (University of Munich) 'Garlands in the 'Garland': Meleager's Poetics of Entanglement' in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 5 pm; a reception will follow in the Classics vestibule.
  • February 19 (Mon.), Brandtly Jones (Cornell University) 'What's so Great about the -aon Genitive?: Considerations for the Relative Chronology of Early Greek Poetry' in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 5 pm; a reception will follow in the Classics vestibule.
  • February 22 (Thurs.), Lawrence Kim (University of Texas) 'Plutarch and the Disavowal of Archaic Song Culture' in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 4 pm; a reception will follow in the Classics vestibule.
  • March 21 (Wed.), Anthony Corbeill (U. Kansas), 'Sexing the World: Roman Poets and Scholars on Grammatical Gender,' Stocker Lecture, Gibson Room, 5 pm., reception following.
  • March 24 (Sat.), The Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Per Purum Tonans: Aspects of the Natural and Supernatural in Classical Antiquity, keynote speaker Christopher Faraone, University of Chicago.
  • March 29 (Thurs.), Simon Goldhill (King's College, Cambridge), 'Generalizing about Tragedy,' Gibson Room, 3:30 PM.
  • April 6 (Fri.), Frank Coulson (Ohio State), 'Reading Ovid in Medieval France,' 3:00pm, Clarke 101 (co-sponsored with Medieval Studies).
  • April 17 (Tues.), Vassiliki Pannousi (William and Mary), 'Funeral Games, Lessons in Mourning: Creating a New Nation in Vergil's Aeneid 5'; Gibson Room, time TBA
  • April 26 (Thurs.), Jenny Clay, inaugural lecture as William J. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics, 'Re-envisioning Troy'; Clark Hall 107, 5 pm., reception to follow in the Classics vestibule.