Tholos tomb near Palace at Pylos

AIA Lecture - Power of the Ancestors at Pylos, Greece

Feb. 1, 2024

Power of the Ancestors at Pylos, Greece Wednesday, February 21st at 7:15pm Eaton Humanities #250 Free and open to the public Abstract Tholos tomb near Palace at Pylos Over the past few decades, archaeologists have assigned ancestors significant roles in the supernatural orders of most ancient societies. They argue that...

The head of Roma on the front and the two Dioscuri riding horses on the back. Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

McClanahan Essay Prize: Rome’s Other Twins: Ovid’s Gemini in Fasti V.

Jan. 23, 2024

Rome’s Other Twins: Ovid’s Gemini in Fasti V. Rachel Dzugan The head of Roma on the front and the two Dioscuri riding horses on the back. Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The legendary she-wolf suckles Romulus and Remus. Musei Capitolini. Thursday, February 1, 5:15pm Eaton Humanities #250 Free and open...

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Kirk Ambrose: 122nd Distinguished Research Lecture

Jan. 2, 2024

Kirk Ambrose In fall 2023, Professor Kirk Ambrose was selected as a 2023-4 Distinguished Research Lecturer. This prestigious award, one of the highest honors bestowed on the CU Boulder faculty, recognizes colleagues with a distinguished body of academic and/or creative achievement and prominence, as well as contributions to CU's educational...

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Dimitri Nakassis named College Professor of Distinction!

Dec. 14, 2023

Dimitri Nakassis The Department is thrilled to announce that Professor Dimitri Nakassis has been named a College Professor of Distinction, an honorific title awarded by CU’s College of Arts and Sciences that is “reserved for scholars and artists of national and international distinction who are also recognized by their college...

Bronze Head of Artemis from Vis 4th-3rd c BCE

AIA lecture: Interconnectivity and Local Responses: A View from the eastern Adriatic island of Brač

Dec. 12, 2023

Interconnectivity and Local Responses: A View from the eastern Adriatic island of Brač Wednesday, January 24th at 7:15pm Eaton Humanities #250 & Zoom ( REGISTER HERE ) Free and open to the public Abstract: Inhabitants of the islands off the coast of southern Croatia were exposed to the ebb and...

St. Sebastian pleads for the life of those afflicted with the “plague of Justinian” (c.6 CE); oil painting by Josse Leferinxe, end c. 15 CE

“Art would get us through it”: Plague and Poetry from Vergil’s Bees to Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

Nov. 30, 2023

“Art would get us through it”:* Plague and Poetry from Vergil’s Bees to Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven Friday, January 19, 5:00pm Eaton Humanities #250 Free and open to the public Download the program This event is sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Center for Humanities and the...

pot used in ancient beer brewing

McClanahan Lecture: Defining Beer in the Ancient World

Oct. 26, 2023

Defining Beer in the Ancient World By Travis Rupp Wednesday, November 29, 7:00pm Eaton Humanities #250 & Zoom Free and open to the public Download the poster ABSTRACT This lecture will be a deep dive into the academic debate over what constitutes beer throughout history and how it was initially...

Detail from Cy Twombly’s “Bacchus”

Pentheus’ Myth Beyond Euripides

Oct. 26, 2023

Pentheus’ Myth Beyond Euripides Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. Eaton Humanities Building, #190 Speaker: Dr. Bartłomiej Bednarek Humboldt Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw Euripides’ Bacchae is the only well-preserved, relatively early text that presents, at substantial length, a disturbing but fascinating image of Dionysus, which...

Wheat field with mountain in background

AIA lecture: Environmental Change in Ancient Anatolia

Oct. 26, 2023

Environmental Change in Ancient Anatolia Professor John M. Marston Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm Eaton Humanities #250 & Zoom ( REGISTER HERE ) Free and open to the public ABSTRACT Identifying how societies make decisions about agricultural practices is important for understanding why some agricultural systems flourish over hundreds or...

Imagery from Ancient Greece

Patronage and Clientelism in Archaic & Early Classical Greece: A Hypothesis

Sept. 7, 2023

Patronage and Clientelism in Archaic & Early Classical Greece: A Hypothesis Monday, October 16, 5:00 p.m. Eaton Humanities Building, #125 Speaker: Marek Weçowski , University of Warsaw Sponsored by CU Boulder's Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA) , the Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization...

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