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10/2: Joe Goodkin's Odyssey

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by mpranger

Join us for a free community performance of Joe Goodkin’s Odyssey, a 30-minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, which tells the story of Homer’s Odyssey in a series of 24 short songs.  It has been performed over 100 times for audiences of all ages and was honored in 2003, 2004, and 2012 with an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Award.  Thursday, 10/2 at 5:30 in the main floor Bryant Hall Gallery.  Contact Dr. Pasco-Pranger at 915-7097 if you have questions!

RESCHEDULED 4/14 Lecture on gladiators in Pompeii by Dr. Stephen Tuck

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by mpranger

Gladiator graffito from Pompeian tomb.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.

 

11/13 Lecture on the Athenian Acropolis by Dr. Nancy Klein

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by mpranger

Archaic pediment-Athenian AcropolisPlease join the Department of Classics and the Mississippi/Memphis Society of the Archaeological Instititute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Nancy Klein, of Texas A&M University. Dr. Klein’s lecture,  “Before the Parthenon: the Architecture of the Archaic Acropolis,” traces the “life-history” of the buildings on the Athenian Acropolis that predate the Periclean redesign in the 5th century.  The talk will be Wednesday, November 13th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

10/24: Lecture on the Pantheon by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by mpranger

Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Mary T. Boatwright, of the Duke University. Dr. Boatwright’s lecture,  “Reading the Pantheon,” investigatesThe Ancient Roman Pantheon the familiar yet enigmatic inscription of the Pantheon leads to exploration of what types of evidence we can use – and how far – when examining Roman monuments.  This illustrated talk reaffirms the fascination of Roman history even while clarifying many controversial aspects of one of its most iconic buildings. The talk will be Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

10/09: Lecture on Etruscan religion by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by hwbecker

 

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Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Jean MacIntosh Turfa, of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. Dr. Turfa’s lecture is entitled,  “An Etruscan Book of Omens Revealed: the Brontoscopic Calendar”. The talk will be Wednesday, October 9th at 5:15 P.M. in Bryant 209. Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

Post Eventum: Taste of Classics 4/10/13

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by mpranger
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Classics major Sierra Mannie reads. Photo credit to G. Catelli.

Our second Taste of Classics event of the year was blessed with beautiful weather for an outdoor reading on the steps of Bryant Hall.  Students, faculty, and friends of the Department shared “tastes” from a wide range of Greek and Latin favorites for four hours through the middle of the day.

4/29 Dr. Jennifer A. Rea lecture

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by mpranger
Dr. Jennifer Rea. Photo G. Catelli.

Dr. Jennifer Rea. Photo G. Catelli.

Please join the Department of Classics for a public lecture by Dr. Jennifer A. Rea,” There Must be Some Way Out of Here: Endgames and Individual Expression in Aeneid 12.”  

This lecture is in honor of the retirement of Latin teacher Ms. Anne Steel from Oxford Middle School.

The lecture will begin at 4:30 on Monday April 29 in Bryant Hall 209.  Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

 

4/24 Dr. Lisa Kahn lecture

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by mpranger
Dr. Lisa Kahn.

Dr. Lisa Kahn. Photo G. Catelli.

Please join the Department of Classics and the Memphis/Mississippi chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America for a public lecture by Dr. Lisa Kahn, “A Brewery in Western Gaul.”  The lecture will begin at 7:30 on Wednesday, April 24 in the University Museums meeting room.  Please call 662-915-1152 or 662-915-7020 if you need more information or special assistance.

3/25 Francesca Tronchin lecture.

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by mpranger

 

19th c. excavators at Pompeii. Pompeii, Recent Excavations, 1892–94, Edizioni Esposito. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.51.1.

19th c. excavators at Pompeii. Pompeii, Recent Excavations, 1892–94, Edizioni Esposito. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.51.1.

Please join the Classics Department for a lecture by Dr. Francesca Tronchin of the Department of Art History at Rhodes College entitled “The Archaeology of Sculpture Collecting in Pompeii and around the Bay of Naples”, Monday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall 209.

 

3/7 Chris Bobonich, lecture

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by mpranger

On March 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Bryant 207, Chris Bobonich, Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Stanford University will conduct a seminar on a paper he has sent, “The Puzzling Nature of Moderation”.  If you are interested in attending at would like a copy of the paper, please contact Dr. Steven Skultety, skultety@olemiss.edu.