Department of Classics

University of Mississippi

Archive for April, 2011

In nova fert animus . . .

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 by mpranger

Join us on Tuesday, 5/3/11, 11-2 for our second semiannual Taste of Classics event! We’ll be reading Greek and Latin poetry (with Hesiod and Ovid as featured poets) from the steps of Bryant Hall and passing out free samples of Mediterranean goodies. Guest readers are welcome!

Arboralia

Posted on: April 19th, 2011 by mpranger

Champion catalpa outside Bryant Hall, University of Mississippi

The Department is celebrating its much beloved neighbor on Wednesday, April 20 RESCHEDULED to April 27, 2011– join us at 3:30 under this catalpa tree, said to predate the University itself, and celebrate the Arboralia with refreshments, conviviality, and laudatory reflections on trees ancient and modern.

Aeneidathon!

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by mpranger

Bring the whole family!

Faculty and students of the Department are reading at the Oxford Middle School Aeneidathon on Tuesday, April 19. The event celebrates the birthday of Rome (a little early this year– the birthday festival is 4/21) with a marathon reading of Vergil’s Aeneid!

Sarah Parcak AIA lecture

Posted on: April 4th, 2011 by mpranger

Title: Sarah Parcak AIA lecture
Location: Bryant 209
Description: Dr. Sarah Parcak of the Department of Anthropology at U. of Alabama-Birmingham will deliver a public lecture entitled, “Making the Mummies Dance from Space”. A reception will follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Memphis-Mississippi chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: 2011-04-14