Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:30pm
"The Greeks and Pessimism: Were J. Burckhardt and Nietzsche Right?"
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Michael Lurie (Dartmouth College)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: María Pas De Hoz García-Bellido presents, "Epigraphy as a source for elementary education in the Greek world"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 4:30pm
"Of Sponges and Stones: Matter and Ornament in Roman Painting"
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Verity Platt (Cornell University)

Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:30pm
"Arms and the Manosphere"
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Donna Zuckerberg (Paideia Institute)
The manosphere - a virtual network of more than a hundred thousand men, mostly white and heterosexual, sharing antifeminist ideology on blogs and internet forums - seems an unlikely place to find classical reception. But in between misogynistic vitriol and weightlifting tips, there is a surprising amount of engagement with the classical world to be found there: book reviews of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, comparisons between Ovid's Ars Amatoria and modern pickup artist tactics, analyses of Aristotle's claims about the inferiority of women. In this talk, Donna Zuckerberg will explore the breadth and meaning of manosphere Classics – and explain why professional classicists can't afford to ignore it. 

Monday, November 21, 2016, 5:30pm
"The Freedman’s Story: a witchcraft narrative from early Imperial Italy”
Where: RI Hall, Room 108
Description: Lecture by Duncan MacRae (University of California, Berkeley) About 1600 years before Salem, in the town of Todi (Umbria), a Roman freedman set up a Latin inscription which makes a remarkable accusation: a public slave had made an attempted ritual attack on the town’s council. But just as in Salem, there is more to this story than meets the eye: why did the freedman make this accusation? What can his story tell us about the social anxieties of early imperial Italy?

Monday, December 5, 2016, 8:00pm
69th Annual Latin Carol Celebration
Where: First Baptist Church
75 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: Barbara Blythe (Classics, Wheaton College) presents, "Apples to Apples: Forbidden Fruit in Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: Antonio Dourado Lopes (Classics, Federal University of Minas Gerais) presents, "Eros in Hesiod: the intricacies of an anthropomorphic theogony"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: Michael Satlow (Judaic Studies and Religious Studies) presents, "Josephus and Scripture" or "Paul and Scripture"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30pm
Lecture by James Rives
Where: TBA
Description: Lecture by James Rives (University of North Carolina)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: Eva Marie Stehle (Classics, University of Maryland) presents, "Dionysus and Madwomen (before Bacchae): Where, When, and according to Whom?"
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:30pm
Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture
Where: TBA
Description: 51st Annual Charles Alexander Robinson, Jr. Memorial Lecture presented by Tim Cornell (University of Manchester)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:00pm
Colloquium on Culture & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
Where: RI Hall, Room 008
Description: Presented by Nicola Denzy Lewis (Religious Studies)
Note: Please contact Classics_Department@brown.edu for an advance copy of the paper.

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