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Past Events

2015 - 2016 Lecture Series

August 25, 2015, 5 PM. Room 3114
Welcome party for the new students.

September 11, 2015, 5 PM. Room C197 (concourse level)
Prof. Egbert Bakker, Yale University
Topic: "In and Out of the Golden Age: A Hesiodic reading of the Odyssey."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

October 16, 2015, 5 PM. Room 6495
Prof. David Petrain, Hunter College
Topic: "Lucan's Caesar in the traces and spaces of Troy."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

November 13, 2015, 5 PM. Room 9207
CUNY Classics Meet and Greet and Recruitment Event
An opportunity to learn more about our MA & PhD Programs and hear current PhD students discuss their current research.

December 11, 2015, 5 PM. Room 3309.
Prof. Marcus Folch, Columbia University
Topic: "Music and Performance in Plato's Laws."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

February 5, 2016, 5 PM. Room 3309.
Prof. Michael W. Handis (Classics Librarian, GC)
Will be conducting a workshop, "A Project on Ancient Libraries and the digital tools used to create it."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

February 26, 2016, 5PM. Room 3309
Prof. Giuseppe Pezzini
Topic: "Terence, Menander, and the Color Vitae: an Idea of Realism."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

March 4, 2016, 5PM. Room 3309
CAMWS Practice panel. Papers presented by four CUNY students who will be speaking at the CAMWS meeting, Williamsburg, VA March 25-28.

March 18, 2016, 5PM. Room 9205
Prof. Brent Seales, University of Kentucky
Topic: "New techniques for reading the Herculaneum papyri."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

March 21, 2016, 5PM. Room 3114 (Classics student lounge).
Topic: "When the Words Won't Come: A Classics Community
Round-Table." Prof. Yarrow will host an informal conversation
with students and faculty about the academic writing process,
particularly when and why it stalls.

April 8, 2016, 9AM-5PM. Room C198 concourse level.
Ninth Graduate Student Conference

May 6, 2016, 5PM. Room 3309.
Prof. Erin L. Thompson, John Jay College (CUNY)
Topic: "By Means of a Little Castration": Manipulation of Ancient
Art by Private Collectors.
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

May 9, 2016, 5PM. Room 3309.
"Grants Workshop" for CUNY students in the Classics Program.
Prof. Clayman will discuss possible sources and how to write a winning application.

2014 Student Conference

2014 Dynamics of Friendship in the Graeco-Roman World
Friday, April 11, 2014, Skylight Room 9100, 9 am-6 pm
Call for Papers closes January 6, 2014
 
2013 - 2014 Lecture Series

 
September 20, 2013, 5 PM. Room 3309
Prof. Jeffrey Rusten, Cornell University
Topic: “Athens' earliest political discourse: the assembly in four plays of Aristophanes."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.
 
October 25, 2013, 5 PM. Room 3309
Prof. Stephen Tracy, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: "The Tribute Lists on the Lapis Primus - the Missing List and Other Problems."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

November 22, 2013, 5PM. Room C198
Classics Research at CUNY
Current Ph.D. candidates Michael Goyette, Tim Hanford, Cameron Pearson, Jared Simard, and Alan Sumler will briefly present some of their latest research for the dissertation. 

December 13, 2013, 5PM. Room 3309
Prof. Matthew Perry, John Jay College
Topic: "Sexual Damage to Slaves in the Law of Ancient Rome."
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

February 11, 2014, 2PM. Room 5114 (History Lounge)
Prof. Glen Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Topic: Paganisms from Abraham to Muhammad
Co-sponsored by Sociology, History, Classics and the Committee for the Study of Religion
Please note: Tuesday event.

February 24, 2014, 5:30 PM. Room 9204
Prof. Saskia Stevens, University of Utrecht
Topic: "Roman Urban Borderlands, Exploring the Fringes of the Roman City"
Co-sponsored with the Hunter Archaeology Program
Please note: Monday event.

March 14, 2014, 5 PM. Room C204/C205
The Leon Levy Center for Biography
"James Romm in Conversation on Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero"
PhD Classics students Michael Goyette and Tim Hanford will interview Prof. Romm, the James H. Ottaway, Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College
Co-sponsored by the PhD Program in Classics

March 21, 2014, 5 PM. Room 8405
Prof. Edward McCrorie, Providence College
Topic: "On translating the Iliad."

April 25, 2014, 5 PM. Room 9205
Prof. Joel Lidov, Queens College and The Graduate Center
Topic: "The Newest Sappho."

The issue of ZPE to appear in April (number 189) will contain an edition of new fragments of Sappho Book 1, supplementing our knowledge of some known fragments and our understanding of the Book as a whole. It will also contain an edition of the remains of two new poems from Book 1 --one almost complete (a preliminary description of these appeared in the TLS (www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1371516.ece). I had the opportunity to assist with the supplements and interpretations of the new material while it was being edited, and would like to take this occasion to give an introduction to the "Newest Sappho." I will offer an overview of the finds and of their significance, and draw attention to some of the more important possibilities, difficulties, and uncertainties of reading and interpretation.

Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.

May 2, 2014, 5 PM. Room 3309
Prof. Katja Vogt, Columbia University
Topic: "Skepticism and Metaphysics in Diogenes Laertius, IX"
Reception to follow in the Classics student lounge room 3114.
 
Past Student Conferences

March 8, 2013, Beyond Words: Translation and the Classical World

March 16, 2012, Classica Africana: The African and African American Presence in the Classical Tradition

May 6, 2011, Spes et Ratio Studiorum: Education in the Classical World

April 10, 2010, Living on the Edge

April 25, 2009, Call It Peace

April 12, 2008, Profanum Vulgus