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Loyola to host series of events on Greek drama

| By Stephanie Weaver
Conversations with Oedipus

The classics department at Loyola University Maryland will host “Conversations with Oedipus,” a three-day series of events about the Greek drama Oedipus Tyrannus, on October 20, 21, and 22, 2014.

The series will start with a lecture by David Jacobson, Ph.D., assistant professor of classics at Loyola, titled  “Looking Back with a View Forward: Greek Tragedy and Our Community,” on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center.

Al Duncan, Ph.D., assistant professor of languages and literature at the University of Utah, will present “Oedipus Panopticus: Searching Like a State,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in McManus Theater

Both lectures are free and open to the public. A question and answer session will be held immediately following each lecture.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, a free production of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King will be performed in McGuire Hall at 7 p.m. The performance will feature the original practices of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus by students from Randolph College, under the direction of Amy Cohen, Ph.D., professor of classics at Randolph College and the director of the Center for Ancient Drama at Randolph College and of the Randolph College Greek Play.

A “talk-back” discussion about the play will take place following the performance.

The performance is free, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, email Martha Taylor at MTaylor@loyola.edu.

Maryland Humanities Council logoThe series was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.

Additional funding was provided by Loyola’s Education for Life committee, student activities, the honors program, the English and classics departments, the Center for the Humanities, as well as the Randolph College president’s office and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

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