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:

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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