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New! Greeks and Romans for Fall 2009 is now available in PDF format.


The 2008 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF format.


Announcing the 13th annual Graduate Student Colloquium: Epistulae Signum: Correspondence in Life and Literature, Saturday, March 14, 2009.   Professor Shadi Bartsch of Brown University will deliver the keynote address.

Fall Term 2008


  • September 19 (Fri.), Ethan Gruber (Digital Production Specialist, UVa Library) ‘Coins: the UVA Art Museum Digital Numismatic Collection,’ 2 PM, Scholars' Lab, Alderman Library.
  • September 20 (Sat.), Fall meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia, South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall, 9:30-2:30, reception to follow. (more details)
  • October 3 (Fri.), Richard Janko (University of Michigan) ‘From the Thera Volcano to the Trojan War: Greek Memories of the Aegean Bronze Age,’ James Constantine Lecture, 3:15 PM, 125 Minor Hall.
  • October 24 (Fri.), T.P. Wiseman (University of Exeter), ‘The Ethics of Murder in Roman Politics,’ 3:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • November 3 (Mon.), Andrew Laird (University of Warwick), ‘Par nullum Graecia numen habet: the role of reception in Roman studies,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • November 5 (Wed.), Marcello Barbarnera (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’), ‘The Cultural Construction of the Male Body in Archaic Greece,’ 5:30 PM, Campbell 160.
  • December 3 (Wed.), Andreas Mehl (University of Halle), ‘From Greek to Roman and Latin: The Beginning of Roman Historiography,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.

Spring Term 2009


  • February 2 (Mon.), Carlos Fabiao (University of Lisbon), ‘Roman Sanctuaries and Native Gods,’ 5:30 PM, Campbell 160.
  • February 6 (Fri.), Thomas Noble (Notre Dame), ‘Charlemania: Writing Charlemagne 828-2000,’ 3:00 PM, Minor 125 (the Auditorium).
  • February 13 (Fri.), Pascale Brillet (University of Lyon and Center for Hellenic Studies), seminar on the Paean to Dionysos of Philodamos, 3:30 PM, Cocke 115.
  • February 19 (Thurs.), François Lissarrague (Centre Louis Gernet, Paris), ‘Satyrs and Centaurs: The Art of Cross Breeding,’ 6:00 PM, Campbell 160.
  • February 20 (Fri.), Christopher Craig (University of Tennessee), Annual Arthur Stocker Lecture, ‘The Theory and Practice of Outrage in Cicero’s Defense Speeches,’ 3:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, reception to follow.
  • February 24 (Tues.), Stephen Heyworth (Oxford University), ‘Propertius 3.4 and 3.5,’ 5:00 PM, New Cabell 311.
  • March 14 (Sat.), 13th annual Graduate Student Colloquium: Epistulae Signum: Correspondence in Life and Literature.  Keynote Speaker: Shadi Bartsch, Brown University.
  • March 31 (Tues.), Paul Cartledge (Cambridge University), ‘Herodotus and "the West",’ 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • April 10 (Fri.), Pantelis Nigdelis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), ‘The Institution of Ephebeia in Roman Macedonia. A Particular Kind of Ephebeia?,’ 3:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, reception to follow.
  • April 21 (Tues.), Myles McCallum (St. Mary's University, Halifax, NS), ‘The Beautiful South: Investigating Imperial Properties in Roman Puglia,’ 5:30 PM, Campbell 160.