Classics Department Events

Academic Year 2014-15

September 7, 2014 Classics Department welcome back dinner, Wister Center, 4:30 pm
September 12, 2014 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115, 4:30 - all are welcome!
October 3, 2014 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115, 4:30 - all are welcome!
October 4, 2014 Classics Department trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City - 8:30 am departure
January 30, 2015 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115 hallway, 4:30 -6; all are welcome!
February 3, 2015

Classics lecture, Mick Hunter '00, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University will present "Homer Meets the Chinese Classics: Prince Chong'er in Qi and Other Tales of Reluctant Wandering Heroes," 4:30 pm, Trotter 301

February 24, 2015 Classics lecture, Sydnor Roy '02, will speak at 4:30 pm in Trotter 301
February 27, 2015 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115 hallway, 4:30-6; all are welcome!
March 20, 2015 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115 hallway, 4:30-6; all are welcome!
April 10, 2015 Annual Helen North lecture by Jas' Elsner, Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford University, "Visual Ontologies: Style, Archaism and the Construction of the Sacred in the Western Tradition, 4:30 pm, Science Center 101
April 21, 2015 Classics lecture, Scott Gilbert, Senior Research Associate, Howard A. Schneiderman Professor Emeritus of Biology at Swarthmore, will present "The Mythic Traditions in Biology" at 4:30 in Trotter 301.  All are welcome.
April 24, 2015 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115 hallway, 4:30-6; all are welcome!

Academic Year 2013-14

September 6, 2013 Classics Department Happy Hour, Trotter 115, 4:30-6 pm - all are welcome!

October 11-12, 2013

"Plato and the Power of Images" Conference, Bryn Mawr College.  See http://repository.brynmawr.edu/plato/ for details
October 24, 2013  Annual Martin Ostwald lecture by Carol Dougherty, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley, Science Center 101, 5:30 pm
March 18, 2014 Annual Helen North lecture by Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek, Christ Church Oxford, Scheuer Room, 4:30 pm: "Parallel Nostalgias: Plutarch on the Greek and Roman Past"
May 6, 2014 End of year picnic, 5 pm, 507 Harvard Avenue

 

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Academic Year 2008-09

Academic Year 2007-08

Other Past Events

Other Past Events
Date Description
January 25, 2007 The annual Helen F. North Lecture was given by Glenn W. Most. His lecture was entitled "The Child is the Father of the Man: From Rushdie to Homer, and Back."
March, 2007 Lawrence Nees, University of Delaware, "Reception and Invention of Illustrated Clssical Manuscripts in the Carolingian Age."
December 2006 Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Temple University, "Oedipus and the Plague: Why the Best Tragedy Finished Second"
November 2006 Radcliffe Edmonds, "Extra-ordinary People: Mystai and Magai, Magicians and Orphics in the Derveni Papyrus."
November 2006 Joel Yurdin, USC Berkeley, "Aristotle on Imagination in Behavior and in Thought,"
June 3, 2006 Swarthmore College Department of Classics held alumni reception
March 29, 2006 Swarthmore hosted Ancient Historians' Colloquium of the Atlantic States. Robert A. Kaster of Princeton University presented a paper entitled "Self-aggrandizement and praise of others in Cicero."