Upcoming Events

Brown Seminar on Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterrean
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00pm
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Note: Jennifer Swalec, Classics. Please contact  Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

"Horace's Hymn to Bacchus (Odes 2.19): poetics and politics"
When: Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford)
This paper considers Odes 2.19 in which Horace represents himself as encountering Bacchus in the wild teaching carmina to Nymphs and Satyrs. It argues as follows: in Odes 2.19 Bacchus can be seen as the inspiration for Horatian lyric; the god can also be viewed as a parallel in his conquest and divine nature for one of Horace’s key poetic subjects,  Augustus.  Further, Odes 2.19’s description of Bacchus’ wide-ranging actions and deeds suggest the range of topics covered by the lyric poet Horace himself, including the self-conscious incorporation of material from another genre associated with this god – Attic tragedy.  Thus the Horace/Bacchus parallel, that between matching  poet and patron god of poetry, sits in interesting tension with the Bacchus/Augustus parallel, that between divine conqueror and the mortal victor and ruler who is ultimately destined for the status of a god. 

"Identity and Environment: Archaic and Classical Greek Concepts of Indigenous Status and Ethnic Purity"
When: Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: MacFarlane 101
Description: Lecture by Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University)

"Seneca and Hughes: Translation, Adaptation, Composition"
When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Christopher Trinacty (Oberlin College)

Brown Seminar on Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterrean
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00pm
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Note: Johanna Hanink, Classics. Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Bantock's Sappho, Nine Fragments for Contralto
When: Friday, April 17, 2015
Where: TBA
Description: Performance from Jeffrey Duban

"Family Matters: the Long Life of Roman Tombs"
When: Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: Smith-Buonanno 106
Description: Lecture by Barbara Borg (University of Exeter, U.K.)

Lecture by Anthony Woodman (Title TBA)
When: Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: TBA
Description: Lecture by Anthony Woodman

Lecture by Jason König (Title TBA)
When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30pm
Where: TBA
Description: Lecture by Jason König (University of St. Andrews)

Brown Seminar on Cultures & Religions of the Ancient Mediterrean
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:00pm
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Note: Pura Nieto, Classics. Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

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