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McClanahan Lecture: The Past in Fragments: Ennius’ Annals, Cato’s Origins, and the history of Rome

March 28, 2022

The Past in Fragments: Ennius’ Annals , Cato’s Origins , and the history of Rome Professor Jackie Elliott Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. Hale Science Building Room 230 Free and Open to Public Download Poster ABSTRACT The early Roman poet Ennius (239 – 169 BCE) and his contemporary, the statesman...

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Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts (AIA lecture)

March 24, 2022

Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts Dr. Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash College) Thurs. Apr. 14, 2022 at 7pm Eaton Humanities 1B80 [New Location] Register Here When we think of Roman cities, it is tempting to conjure images of temples, baths, and amphitheaters. This talk storms into the narrow streets...

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Archaeology, Museums, and War in the 21st Century 

March 18, 2022

Archaeology, Museums, and War in the 21st Century Brian Rose James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology University of Pennsylvania Monday, April 18th, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. | HUMN 1B90 FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria during the last 16 years have profoundly influenced who...

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McClanahan Lecture: Lampreys and the Birth of Roman Imperial Jurisdiction

Feb. 6, 2022

McClanahan Lecture Series Lampreys and the Birth of Roman Imperial Jurisdiction Dr. Zach Herz, University of Colorado Boulder Thursday, February 17th, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Hybrid Vedius Pollio liked feeding people to lampreys. According to an urban legend that circulated in Imperial Rome, the emperor Augustus saved one of...

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McClanahan Essay Prize: Dance of Dumuzi

Dec. 5, 2021

McClanahan Essay Prize Lecture Dance of Dumuzi: the Choreography of Mesopotamian Space and Ritual Hannah Slough, University of Colorado Boulder Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Virtual webinar Modified Mesopotamian cylinder seal In this study I examine the way ancient dancers in Mesopotamian region between the Tigris and...

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McClanahan Lecture: Death and Transfiguration

Oct. 25, 2021

Dr. Lansford shares about an unlikely witness to the tremendous cycles of collapse and recovery, death and renewal that have transformed central Rome beyond recognition down the centuries.

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Learning From the Past: Classics and the Contemporary World

May 25, 2021

May 25th - Celia M. Fountain Webinar - Explore contemporary political and social issues, including the nature of populism and authoritarianism and the treatment of disenfranchised groups, through the lens of ancient Athens and its extraordinary democracy.

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McClanahan Lecture: Cracking a Late Bronze Age Code

April 15, 2021

Dr. Nakassis will review how the decipherment of Linear B happened and what insights it continues to provide to scholars of early Greece, almost 70 years after Michael Ventris’ magnificent discovery.

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McClanahan Lecture: Nobody's Monster

Feb. 18, 2021

Dr. Callier explores the Cyclops' appearances from archaic Greece to the early Roman Empire. Thursday, February 18th at 7pm.

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McClanahan Essay Prize: Maternal Dreams

Feb. 4, 2021

Our 2020 McClanahan Essay Prize winner, Florencia Foxley, discusses the power of Maternity in ancient Greek literature. Thursday, February 4th at 5pm.

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