Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Talks and Events

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Whether you are a student of classics or an interested member of the Loyola community, the Classics Department invites you to join us at the following events:

Fall 2014

  • Thursday, 13 November, 5 p.m., Library Auditorium.  Dr. Marden Nichols (Georgetown University) speaks about "Pompeii in America."
  • "Conversations with Oedipus," a 3-day symposium on the contemporary value of ancient drama, featuring talks by Dr. David Jacobson (Loyola), Dr. Al Duncan (University of Utah, Salt Lake City), and an "original practices" production of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, performed by the 2014 Randolph College Greek Play and directed by Amy R. Cohen (Randolph College).  Read about this event here.

 

Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, 9 April, 5 p.m., Hopkins Court Lounge.  Dr. David Jacobson (Loyola) discusses "Onomastics in The Hunger Games: the case of Plutarch Heavensbee."
  • Wednesday, 2 April, 11 a.m., 4th floor programming room (Andrew White Student Center).  Dr. Keith R. Bradley (University of Notre Dame) speaks on “The Bitter Chain of Slavery” as part of this year’s Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium on Language, Literature and Society, on the theme of “Slavery Through the Ages.”
  • Thursday, 20 March, 6 p.m., Knott Hall Basement 03.  Ms. Janet Stephens presents “Ovid's Cosmetology: the hair science behind Amores 1.14,” and demonstrates Roman hairstyles on the students!
  • Thursday, 13 March, 5 p.m., location TBA.  Dr. Jeffrey Stout (Princeton University) delivers this year’s Humanities Symposium keynote lecture on “Walking in Our Sleep: Conformity and Transformation in Thoreau's Walden.”
  • Thursday, 6 February, 5 p.m., Knott Hall Basement 03.  Dr. Joel Christensen (University of Texas at San Antonio) speaks on “Emerging from the Cyclops' Cave: Odysseus' Odyssey and Breaking Bad's Walter White.”

Fall 2013

  • Tuesday, November 19, 7 p.m. (place: 4th Floor Programming Room) Professor Erich Gruen (UC Berkeley), “Did Ancient Identity Depend on Ethnicity?” 
  • Friday, November 8, 11 a.m. (place: Cohn Hall 133)  Dr. David Jacobson's Latin 104 class celebrates the anniversary of Cicero's first speech against Catiline with a performance in Latin and English.  It remains a mystery why Iron Man was there.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. (place: Knott Hall B01) Dr. Nandini Pandey and her students, “Reading Rome through Vergil” 
  • Tuesday, October 1, 5 p.m. (place: Knott Hall B01): Matt Amt presents on Roman armor and weapons

Spring 2013

  • Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. (place: KH B01): Athena Kirk, Mellon Junior Faculty fellow, Washington and Lee University speaks on "Eating Meat in Ancient Greece"
  • Friday, April 5, 4:45 p.m. (place: Sellinger Hall 203): Sidney Christman, senior Classics major and History minor, Loyola University Maryland, presents her research on "The Forms and Functions of Smiling in Homer's Iliad"
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m. (place: KH B01): Martha Taylor speaks on "Arches and Columns from Rome to Baltimore"
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. (place: KH B01): Joseph Walsh speaks on "Ancient Rhetoric and the Letter from Birmingham City Jail"
  • Thursday, March, 14, 5:30 pm (McGuire Hall): J. Kameron Carter, Ph.D., professor at the Duke University Divinity School delivers the Humanities Symposium Keynote Address on "The Postracial Blues: Martin Luther King's Jailhouse Intervention."
  • Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. (place: KH B01): Athena Kirk, Mellon Junior Faculty fellow, Washington and Lee University speaks on "Eating Meat in Ancient Greece"

Fall 2012

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5-6:30 p.m. (Knott Hall Basement 01):  Matt Amt demonstrates Greek military armor
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. (Knott Hall Basement 01):  Dr Nandini Pandey speaks on Augustan Art
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. (Knott Hall Basement 01):  Dr Joe Walsh presents Roman History in a Nutshell

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