In the spring of 2004, the Classics Department, with the generous support of the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation, inaugurated a forum for graduate students to present work in progress to the community of scholars studying the ancient world at Brown. Traditionally, all symposia are held at noon in the Classics Department Seminar Room, located in Macfarlane House. The Classics Department Symposiarchs, with the help of their peers, organize and execute all symposia.
The current Classics Department co-symposiarchs are Ella Grunberger-Kirsh and Benjamin Driver.
“Déjà vu and False Phantoms: Politics and Intertextuality in Ovid's Myth of Anna Perenna (Fasti 3.543-656)”
[Wednesday, May 8, 2019]
“Inscribing Communities Across the Mediterranean: A Comparative Approach to the Lycian and Oscan Alphabets in the First Millenium BCE”
[Friday, March 1, 2019]
“A 'Modern' Greece?: The Classical Legacy and the Enlightenment on Zakynthos”
[Friday, February 15, 2019]
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Fact, Fiction, and Truth in the Physiologos”
[Friday, January 25, 2019]
“The Interdisciplinary Teacher: Augustine's 'Contra Academicos' as a Dialogue about Rhetoric”
[Friday, December 7, 2018]
Prof. Leni Ribeiro Leite (University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
“Teaching Latin with Early Texts: A Round-Table”
[Friday, November 16, 2018]