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Classics News


The new 2011-2012 edition of Vox Classica, our departmental newsletter, is now available in PDF.


NEW 10/21/11: Greeks and Romans for Spring 2012 is now available in PDF format.


The department is now on Facebook! Check it out for event announcements, photos, and more.


New pages recently added to our website: Friends of Classics, a listing of events for the Friends of Classics, and Faculty Bookshelf, a selection of recent publications by our faculty.

Fall Term 2011


  • September 10 (Sat.), Fall meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia, South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall.
  • September 23 (Fri.), Thomas Noble Howe (Southwestern University, Coordinator General, Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation), ‘The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries at the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii’, 5 PM, 160 Campbell Hall. (AIA Lecture)
  • September 27 (Tues.), John Rich (University of Nottingham), ‘Re-assembling the Past: The Fragments of the Roman Historians’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Page Barbour Lecture)
  • October 3 (Mon.), Ward Briggs (University of South Carolina), ‘Through the Fire: The Civil War and Classical Study’, 5:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Friends of Classics Lecture)
  • October 6 (Thurs.), Visit from the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D. C.
  • October 20 (Thurs.), Silvia Montiglio (Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, Johns Hopkins University) ‘The Call of Blood: Greek Origins of a Motif’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (James S. Constantine Lecture)
  • October 25 (Tues.), T. J. Cornell (University of Manchester), ‘Cato, the Origines, and the Roman Commonwealth in the Second Century BC’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Page Barbour Lecture)
  • November 3 (Thurs.), Matthew Canepa (University of Minnesota), ‘Theorizing Cross-Cultural Interaction between Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity. City as Stage, Art and Ritual as Statecraft’, 5:30 PM, Campbell 153.
  • November 9 (Wed.), Inci Delemen (Istanbul University), ‘The City of Perge’, 6:30 PM, 160 Campbell Hall (Title and date subject to change). (AIA Lecture, co-sponsored with American Friends of Turkey)

  • Spring Term 2012


    • February 2 (Thurs.), Francesca Tronchin (Rhodes College) ‘Reconsidering the Authenticity of a Posthumous Portrait of the Emperor Augustus’, 5:30 PM, 153 Campbell Hall (AIA Lecture)
    • February 10 (Fri.), Zoe Stamatopoulou (Penn State), ‘Inscribing Performances: the Case of Pindar’s Olympian 6’, 5:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Alumni/ae Lecture)
    • February 13 (Mon.), Hunter Rawlings (Cornell University), ‘The Founders and the Classics’, 5:30 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Friends of the Classics Lecture)
    • March 13 (Tues.), Timothy Rood (Oxford University), ‘Thucydides and Homeric Scholarship’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
    • March 27 (Tues.), Richard Hunter (Cambridge University), ‘The song of Ares and Aphrodite’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall.
    • April 7 (Sat.), 16th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, Something Wicked That Way Went: Monsters and Monstrosity in Classical Antiquity, Keynote Speaker: Daniel Ogden, University of Exeter.
    • April 9 (Mon.), Yiannis Lolos (University of Thessaly), ‘The Archaeological Exploration of Sikyon: A Comprehensive Approach to the Study of a Greek City-State,’ 5:30 PM, 153 Campbell Hall. (AIA Lecture)
    • April 12 (Thurs.), Peter White (University of Chicago), ‘Publishing Letters after Cicero: Why Even Bother?’, 5 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Arthur Stocker Lecture)
    • April 19 (Thurs.), Bernie Frischer (UVA), ‘From the Rubble to [Virtual] Reality: Ancient Monuments Rise From The Dust’, 5:30 PM, 158 Campbell Hall. (Friends of Classics Lecture)
    • April 24 (Tues.), Christopher Pelling (Oxford University), ‘How the Greeks Explained History: Thucydides’, 5:00 PM, Gibson Room, Cocke Hall. (Classics and History, with the support of the Page-Barbour Fund)
    • April 26 (Thurs.), Simon James (University of Leicester), ‘Death in the dark, blood in the streets: mine combat and street fighting at Dura-Europos, Syria, ca. AD 256’, 5:30 PM, 158 Campbell Hall.





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