Colloquia and Events 2016/17

The weekly Classics Colloquia provide an informal meeting ground for the College's lively community of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Each year, the series brings to campus a number of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archaeological, and historical subjects.


Fall 2016 Classics Colloquia


Student Reports Poster
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Student Reports from Fieldwork and Programs Abroad

Sept. 9


Stamatopoulou Poster
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Zoe Stamatopoulou
Washington University

"Plutarch's Lives and
Hesiodic Wisdom

Sept. 16
 


Stramaglia Poster
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Antonio Stramaglia
Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

"'Comic Books' in Greco-Roman Antiquity"

Sept. 23


Densmore Curtis Poster
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The Densmore Curtis Lecture presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Lisa Nevett
University of Michigan

“Old City, New Questions: Some Preliminary Results from the Olynthos Project, 2014-2016”

Sept. 30


Vessey Poster
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Mark Vessey
Green College, University of British Columbia

“How Much 'Literature' Is There in Late Antiquity Anyway?”

Oct. 21


Bai Poster
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Bai Chun Xiao
Zhejiang University

"The Cyclic View of the Human Condition in ThucydidesArchaeology and Sima Qians Preface to Historical Records"

Oct. 28


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Hannah Silverblank
Oxford University

“Monstrous Sounds: Listening to the
Voice of the Monster in Greek Poetry

Nov. 4
 


Beck Poster
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Deborah Beck
University of Texas, Austin

"If At First You Dont Succeed:
Heroism, Failure, and Formula in Homeric Epic"

Nov. 11


Surtees Poster
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Laura Surtees
Bryn Mawr College

"Its a Hard Knock Life: Urbanism
and City Living in Hellenistic Thessaly"

Nov. 18
 


Dieleman Poster
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Jacco Dieleman
UCLA

"Textual Amulets from Egypt
to Phoenicia and Greece"

Dec. 2
 


Strauss Poster
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Barry Strauss
Cornell University

"The Death of Caesar: New Light
on the Ides of March and its Aftermath"

Dec. 9
 


Spring 2017 Classics Colloquia


Tober Poster
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Daniel Tober
Bryn Mawr College
"Megarians' Tears: Localism
and Dislocation in the Megarika"

Jan. 20
 


Betancourt Poster
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Roland Betancourt
University of California, Irvine

“Bellicose Things: The Inner Lives
of Byzantine Warfare Implements

Jan. 27
 


Carbon Poster
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Jan-Mathieu Carbon
Université de Liège

“Moveable Feasts? On Butchery, Consumption, and Distribution at Greek Sacrifices

Feb. 3


Hawes Poster
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Greta Hawes
Australian National University

“Myths Which Survive in Ruins: Pausanias and the
Necessary Infrastructures of Storytelling

Feb. 10
 


Meeusen Poster
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Michiel Meeusen
Katholieke University Leuven

“Plutarchus Aristotelicus? An Introduction to Plutarchs Science of Natural Problems

Feb. 17


Mac Sweeney Poster
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Naoise Mac Sweeney
University of Leicester

“The Deviant Daughters of Miletus:
Foundation Myths in Ionia

Feb 24
 


Clay Poster
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The Agnes Michels Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate Students in the Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies
Jenny Strauss Clay
University of Virginia

“Can We Talk About Homeric Religion?”

March 17


Champlin Poster
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Edward Champlin
Princeton University

“Tiberius from Myth to History

March 31
 


Waters Poster
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Matthew Waters
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

“Royal Reachings: Representation of
the Achaemenid King and the Divine

April 7
 


SantamariAlvarez Poster
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Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez
University of Salamanca
“'I’m Dionysos, the Son of Winejar': Allegorical Interpretations of the God of Wine”​ 

April 21


Bauer Poster
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Alexander Bauer
Queens College, City University of New York

“Contact, Colony, and Community in the Black Sea Region: The First Two Seasons of Excavations at the Kale of Sinop, Turkey”​ 

April 28

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