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The new 2010-2011 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF format.


Greeks and Romans for Spring 2011 is now available in PDF format.


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Fall Term 2010


  • September 2 (Thurs.), Richard Rutherford (Christ Church, Oxford), ‘Structure and Meaning in Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • September 15 (Wed.), Elizabeth Baughan (University of Richmond), ‘Mudbrick to Mosaics: Excavations at Hacimusalar Höyük (Ancient Choma), 2009-2010,’ 6 PM, 153 Campbell Hall. (AIA Lecture)
  • September 16 (Thurs.), Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (The Ohio State University), ‘Refractive Composition: Apollonius, Callimachus and their Muses,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (James S. Constantine Lecture)
  • October 1 (Fri.), Anna Chahoud (Trinity College, Dublin), ‘Non omnia possumus omnes: Idioms and Proverbs in Early Roman Satire,’ 4 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • October 7 (Thurs.), Nita Krevans (University of Minnesota), ‘The Poet’s Dilemma: Virgins, Brides, and Ptolemaic Incest,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • October 21 (Thurs.), Jan Ziolkowski (Harvard University and Dumbarton Oaks), ‘Wandering Scholars: Myths and Realities of Vagrant Students from the Early Middle Ages Onwards,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Medieval Studies and Classics)
  • October 22 (Fri.), Alison Futtrell (University of Arizona), ‘Barge of Heaven: Cleopatra the Goddess,’ 5 PM, location TBA. (AIA lecture)
  • October 25 (Mon.), Roy Gibson (University of Manchester), ‘Ancient Letter Collections as “Failed” Autobiography,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • October 28-30, Richmond, Va., CAMWS Southern-Section and Centennial Meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia, Hunter Rawlings III, Cornell University, Keynote speaker.
  • November 12 (Fri.), Visit from the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D. C.
  • November 15 (Mon.), David Ganz (King’s College London), ‘Copying the Classics in the Carolingian Age,’ 5 PM, location TBA. (Medieval Studies)

Spring Term 2011


  • February 3 (Thurs.), Rudolf Haensch (German Archaeological Institute in Munich), ‘Christian Takeover of Temples and Synagogues: Frequency and Significance in Late Antiquity,’ 5:30 PM, New Cabell 311. (Co-sponsored by the Ancient History Fund, the Department of Classics, and the Program in Jewish Studies)
  • February 24 (Thurs.), Friends of Classics event in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera’s simulcast of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride: Jenny Strauss Clay, ‘From Euripides to Gluck,’ and Jon D. Mikalson, ‘Human Sacrifice in Greek Religion and Myth,’ 5:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
  • March 15 (Tues.), Jacques Perreault (Montreal), ‘Argilos, a Greek Colony in Thracian Territory,’ 5:30 PM, 160 Campbell Hall. (AIA lecture)
  • Mar. 17 (Thurs.), Daniel Mendelsohn, ‘Cavafy at the Margins: Geography, History, Desire,’ 6 PM, Harrison Institute, Special Collections. (Virginia Festival of the Book and Friends of Classics)
  • Mar. 18 (Fri.), Session on Classical Wars of Greece and Rome by authors of recent books on the subject: J. E. Lendon, Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins; Jenny Strauss Clay, Homer’s Trojan Theater; Robert O’Connell, The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic, 12:00 PM, Harrison Institute, Special Collections. (Virginia Festival of the Book and Friends of Classics)
  • March 19 (Sat.), 15th annual Graduate Student Colloquium: Great, Greater, Gloriosus: Constructions of Greatness and Delusions of Grandeur in Antiquity. Keynote Speaker: Ralph M. Rosen, University of Pennsylvania.
  • March 20 (Sun.), Bernie Frischer, ‘Rome Reborn 2.1: How We Are Using Digital Technology to Reconstruct Late-Antique Rome,’ 3:00 PM, University of Richmond, Jepson Hall, Room 118.
  • March 28 (Mon.), Michael Dewar (Toronto), ‘Sleep, Noise, and Friendship: The Suburban Villa of Julius Martialis,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Arthur Stocker Lecture)
  • Mar. 31 (Thurs.), Jonas Grethlein (Universität Heidelberg), ‘Futures Past in Ancient Historiography,’ 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (History and Classics)
  • Apr. 2 (Sat.), Symposium on Gendered Issues in the Ancient World: Ancient Cultures, New Perspectives: Gendered Approaches to the Greek and Roman Worlds.
  • April 13 (Wed.), Larissa Bonfante (NYU), 5:30 PM, 160 Campbell Hall. (AIA and Charles S. La Follette Lecture)
  • April 26 (Tues.), Barbara Borg (Exeter), ‘In Search of Senators Deceased: Context Matters,’ 5:30 PM, 160 Campbell Hall. (History, Classics, and Art)
  • May 7 (Sat.), Spring Meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia. Featured speaker, Ward Briggs, University of South Carolina. Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.

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