We have been able to reschedule Dr. Tuck’s lecture! Please join the Department of Classics and the Mississippi/Memphis Society of the Archaeological Instititute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Steven L. Tuck of Miami University. In this lecture, “Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town,” Dr. Tuck takes us to visit a gladiatorial training school and the oldest amphitheater we have from the Roman world, analyzing the ramifications of games for the city and tracing the imagery of gladiators at Pompeii. The talk will be Monday, April 14th, 5:30 p.m. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-7097 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.
Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Megan Drinkwater of Agnes Scott College. In this talk, “Future Imperfect: Dido and Aeneas in Ovid’s Heroides 7 and Virgil’s Aeneid,” Dr. Drinkwater explores how Ovid’s poem disrupts the national mythology of Virgil’s epic. The talk will be Wednesday, March 19th at 5:30 P.M. in Bryant 209.
Please call 662-915-7097 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.
The Department had a great time hosting two dozen Latin and Classical mythology students from North Panola High and their teachers during their visit to UM. The group spent some time at the University Museum to work with the Robinson Collection, ate lunch with students and faculty in Bryant Hall, and visited two classes to get a taste of being Classics students at the University of Mississippi. We hope to see them back on campus soon!