Due to recent updates to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Classics Department will not be holding any in-person events for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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    The Program in Modern Greek Studies invites you to join us for the next webinar in the Conversations About Greece series, 600 Days in Hiding: A Jewish Family in Nazi-Occupied Thessaloniki Greece.

    Paris Papamichos Chronakis (Royal Holloway, London) and Elsa Amanatidou (Brown University) in conversation with Andreas Algava about his family memoir and story of survival.

    You may download a free chapter of the book online!

    Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • The Classics Department graduate students cordially invite you to join us for the 11th Annual Grimshaw-Gudewicz Lecture, a lecture organized by the Classics Department graduate students. This year, Digital Annotation of Classical Texts and Effective Digitization: The Dickinson College Commentaries Project, will be presented by Christopher Francese from Dickinson College via Zoom.

    Classical studies sits on a gold mine of print reference works (lexica, commentaries, grammars, concordances), many of them in the public domain, that are the envy of other fields. The internet itself is, among other things, one gigantic reference work. People go to it in their billions every day to find information about the present and the past. Unfortunately, the information found there about the past is often partial, garbled, and not created by qualified scholars. The digitization of existing high-quality reference resources in classics and turning them into easily consulted digital resources is a massive opportunity which is neglected for various reasons by the contemporary academic world. But going from book to effective digital resource is no simple matter of transcription. This talk discusses techniques of and further opportunities for effective digitization as a way to make direct experience of classical texts more available to people around the world, in the context of the peer-reviewed commentary series Dickinson College Commentaries.

    Christopher Francese is the project director of Dickinson College Commentaries, a series of online multimedia editions of classical texts, and is the author of three books: Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources (Hackett, 2014), Ancient Rome in So Many Words (Hippocrene, 2007), and Parthenius of Nicaea and Roman Poetry (Peter Lang, 2001). He also produces the Latin Poetry Podcast, and directs a series of professional development workshops for Latin teachers, the Dickinson Latin Workshops. With student and faculty collaborators he created the Latin and Greek Core Vocabularies, the thousand most common words in Latin and the 500 most common words in ancient Greek, collated and edited on the basis of large samples. He is currently preparing the first modern edition of Historiae Indicae by Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1588).

    This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


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  • The Classics Department cordially invites you to join us for the Michael C.J. Putnam Lecture, In and Out of Virgil’s Labyrinths, presented by Denis Feeney from Princeton University.

    Virgil’s Aeneid refers on a number of occasions to the Cretan labyrinth. The lecture will explore the significance of these references, arguing that Virgil uses the labyrinth as a way of reflecting on different strands of his literary tradition, with important consequences for his representation of the experience of Roman history.

    Denis Feeney grew up in New Zealand and took his DPhil at Oxford University. He has been Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University since 2000. With Stephen Hinds, he is the co-editor of the Cambridge University Press Series Roman Literature and its Contexts. He has published on Roman literature and religion, and is the author of four books: The Gods in Epic (Oxford, 1991); Literature and Religion at Rome (Cambridge, 1998); Caesar’s Calendar (Berkeley, 2007); Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature (Cambridge, MA, 2016).

    This event is free and open to the public and will be hosted via Zoom on Tuesday March 23rd at 5:30 pm (EST). You can find the Zoom link below. We hope to see you there!


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