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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) on 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.


Greeks and Romans for Fall 2008 is now available in PDF format.


Just added! The 2007 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF format.

Fall Term 2007


  • September 25 (Tues.), Burkhard Meissner (Universität der Bundeswehr) ‘The Naval Strategy of Philip V of Macedon’ in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall, 5 pm.
  • September 27 (Thurs.), Linda Maria Gigante (University of Louisville) ‘Slaves and Freedmen in Rome: What Their Epitaphs and Tombs Reveal,’ 160 Campbell, 5:30 pm.
  • October 11 (Thurs.), Vivienne Gray (University of Auckland) ‘Formulaic Scenes in Xenophon,’ 115 Cocke Hall, 5 pm.
  • October 20 (Sat.), Fall meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia in Newcomb Hall. (more details)
  • October 25 (Thurs.), Steve Tuck (University of Miami) ‘De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics from Artistic Sources,’ 160 Campbell, 5:30 pm.
  • November 1 (Thurs.), Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania) ‘Confessions of a Troglodyte: Cappadocia Demythologized,’ 158 Campbell, time TBA.
  • November 5 (Mon.), Alexander Sens (Georgetown University), ‘Some very charming poetry? Lycophron’s Alexandra and the Homeric Epics,’ James Constantine Lecture, Gibson Room, 5 pm, reception following.

Spring Term 2008


  • January 31 (Thurs.), Hannah Cotton (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), ‘The Contribution of the Documents from the Judaean Desert to the Study of Jewish History under Roman Rule,’ Gibson Room, 5 pm.
  • February 1 (Fri.), Hannah Cotton (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Seminar on ‘The Conception of Jesus and the Documents,’ Cabell 119, 2 pm.
  • February 2 (Sat.), ‘The Goddesses Return: A Symposium Celebrating the Repatriation to Italy of Acrolithic Sculptures from Morgantina,’ Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, 10 am to 4 pm (press release).
  • February 16 (Sat.), 12th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium. Keynote address by David Konstan (Brown University), Minor 125.
  • February 21 (Thurs.), Radcliffe Edmunds (Bryn Mawr College), ‘Orphic Mythology: Redefining Ancient Orphism,’ Gibson Room, 5 pm, reception following.
  • March 24 (Mon.), Gareth Williams (Columbia University), ‘Nature's Theater: Literary Approaches to Cosmic Spectatorship in Seneca's Natural Questions.’ Arthur F. Stocker Lecture, Gibson Room, 5 pm, reception following.
  • April 1 (Tues.), Ivana Petrovic (University of Durham), ‘Artemis in Cult and Literature: Goddess of the Peripheries or City-goddess,’ Gibson Room, 5 pm, reception following.
  • April 11-12 (Fri. and Sat.) Proxima Poetis: Latin Historiography and Poetry in the Early Empire.’ An International Conference.
  • April 18 (Fri.), Greg Hays (University of Virginia), ‘Myth in the Middle Ages: Fulgentius and his Later Readers,’ Robert L. Kellogg Lecture (Medieval Studies), Gibson Room, 2 pm, reception following.