Old Latin writing on papyrus

The Fifth Glossary of Nonius Marcellus

Oct. 8, 2018

Jarrett Welsh Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Monday, 8th October 4:30 pm - HUMN 135 No work of late-antique scholarship can rival Nonius Marcellus’ De compendiosa doctrina for the sheer number of Latin literary fragments it preserves, a distinction owed to the fact that Nonius worked from a...

The Triumph of Aemilius Paulus painting

McClanahan Lecture: Roman Temple Robber

Sept. 19, 2018

How to make a Roman temple robber: rhetoric and abuse from Ciceronian Rome to Lord Elgin presented by Professor Isabel Köster Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Stealing from a sanctuary was one of the worst crimes a Roman could commit. A temple robber was a creature...

Image of ancient Roman mosaic of men standing with spears

112th Distinguished Research Lecture

May 1, 2018

Professor Elspeth Dusinberre - Archaeology, Imperialism, and What It Means To Be Human. Understanding how the Achaemenid Empire worked, the processes and effects of imperialism, can—if we wish—allow us a different glimpse into our own lives as well.

Greek Vase

Religion and Economics of the Sea

April 23, 2018

Religion and the Economics of the Sea at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition Barbara Kowalzig, NYU Monday, April 23 5PM in HUMN 135 The paper explores fundamentally new conceptions of maritime economic and social connectivity taking shape at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition in Greece and the Near East. According...

Roman Fresco of women dancing

Subaltern Women, Sexual Violence, and Trauma in Ovid's Amores

April 20, 2018

Subaltern Women, Sexual Violence, and Trauma in Ovid's Amores Dr. Jessica Wise Classics Department, Colorado College Friday, April 20 3:30 PM in HUMN 1B80 Subaltern Women, Sexual Violence, and Trauma in Ovid's Amores A study of Ovid's Amores which focuses on depictions of trauma endured by subaltern women. Ovid's dramatization...

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, Photo © Tate, Gallery, London

Rome Behaving Badly

April 9, 2018

Lecture by Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin Rome Behaving Badly: Appian’s Critique of Roman Imperialism During the Republic Monday, April 9, 2018 5:00 - 6:30 PM HUMN 135 Joseph Mallord William Turner The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire , Photo © Tate, Gallery, London The 2nd century AD Greek historian,...

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Race in the Ancient World

March 19, 2018

On genetics, whiteness, and "historian hearsay bullsh*t": How to talk about race in the ancient world after Charlottesville Denise McCoskey Professor of Classics Affiliate in Black World Studies Miami Univerity (Ohio) Monday, March 19 5:00 PM in HUMN 135 For more information contact Dimitri Nakassis

Picture of city of Sikyon, a Roman statue, and Roman coins

McClanahan Lecture: The Lost City of Sikyon

Feb. 27, 2018

McClanahan Lecture Series The Lost City of Sikyon presented by Sarah James Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 PM in HUMN 250 Sikyon is probably the most important ancient Greek city that you’ve never heard of. Known for centuries from only brief mentions in Classical literature, intensive archaeological work only began...

Painted Greek Pottery

Brewing Beer in the Ancient World

Jan. 24, 2018

Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age. Travis Rupp, CU Boulder adjunct professor and beer archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company, will discuss the origins of beer production...

Jason Pedicone speaking to a group of students in Greece

How to Build a Humanities Start Up

Dec. 7, 2017

Jason Pedicone from The Paideia Institute 5:00 PM in HUMN 1B80 Image from Society for Classical Studies May, 2017 Newsletter This talk tells the story of the founding and growth of the Paideia Institute, and provides some lessons and advice Jason Pedicone has gleaned from the experience, which are designed...

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