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Greeks and Romans for Fall 2010 is now available in PDF format.


The Winter 2010 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF format.


Fall Term 2009


  • September 8 (Tues.), Jean Andreau (Paris - EHESS), ‘On some ‘‘Revisionist’’ Views of Roman Money,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • September 16 (Wed.), Jean Andreau (Paris - EHESS), ‘Was the Roman Economy a Market Economy?,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • September 21 (Mon.), Wolfgang Bernard (Rostock), ‘Plato’s Political Philosophy,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • September 22 (Tues.), Harry Gamble (Department of Religious Studies), ‘Codex Sinaiticus: The Production and Purpose of a Fourth Century Bible’ at 2 PM, Newcomb Hall 389 (Judaism & Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium)
  • September 24 (Thurs.), Jean Andreau (Paris - EHESS), ‘Bricks and Tiles of the Roman Region and the Contract of Locatio Conductio,’ 5:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • September 25-26 (Fri. and Sat.), Conference on ‘Democratic Irrationality: Ancient and Modern,’ starting at 11 AM on Fri., 10:30 AM on Sat., Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Sponsored by Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and the Law.)
  • October 16 (Fri.), Visit from the Center for Hellenic Studies.
  • October 22 (Thurs.), Jeff Rusten (Cornell University), ‘Thucydides’ Archaeology Tekmêria and the Hidden Organization of Book I,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • November 6 (Fri.), Emily Baragwanath (University of North Carolina),  ‘Memorializing Thermopylae:  Putting kleos in Context,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • December 3 (Thurs.), Stephen Trzaskoma (University of New Hampshire),  ‘Intertextuality in the Greek Novel: Chariton's Callirhoe,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.

Spring Term 2010


  • February 5 (Fri.), Ewen Bowie (Oxford University), ‘The Origins of the Theognidea: A Modest Proposal,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • February 11 (Thurs.), Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee), ‘The Inscribed Nature of the Ancient City,’ 5 PM, 311 New Cabell Hall.
  • February 18 (Thurs.), Nancy de Grummond (Florida State University), ‘Etruscan Lightning, Livers and Lore: Myth and Ritual in Ancient Etruria,’ 5:30 PM, Campbell Hall 153. (AIA lecture)
  • February 24 (Wed.), Carole Newlands (University of Colorado), ‘Statius’ Life of Lucan’ (Arthur Stocker Lecture), 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • March 2 (Tues.), Peter Bang (University of Copenhagen), ‘Universal Empire: The State, Heterogeneous Power and Hegemony in the Roman and Mughal Worlds,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (History and Classics)
  • March 16 (Tues.), Damien Nelis (University of Geneva) ‘Augustus, the inscriptions and the poets,’ 5 PM, 311 New Cabell Hall. (Classics and History)
  • March 20 (Sat.), 13th annual Graduate Student Colloquium: Innovation and Progress in the Ancient World. Keynote Speaker: John Marincola, Florida State University.
  • March 23 (Tues.), Stephen Oakley (Cambridge University) ‘Some Renaissance Discoveries of Latin Texts,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • April 5 (Mon.), Kenneth Lapatin (Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum), ‘Luxury Arts,’ 5:30 PM, Location TBA. (AIA lecture)
  • April 14 (Wed.), Christopher Pelling (Oxford University) ‘The Spur of Fame: Tacitus Annals 4.37-8,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.