Department of Classics

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Archive for October, 2011

James Hardin lecture 10/26

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 by mpranger

In (slightly late) celebration of National Archaeology Day, the department will host the following public lecture:
Dr. James Hardin
Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University, Starkville
“The Monarchy of David and Solomon and New Excavations in Southern Israel”
Wednesday, 10/26/11, 4:30 p.m., Bryant Hall 209

Post eventum

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 by mpranger

I neglected to post this beforehand, but still want to get it in the archive! We enjoyed this excellent talk last night from a colleague just up the highway in Memphis.

Dr. Geoffrey Bakewell
Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, Director, Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
“Ballots over Broadway: Voting and Theatricality in Aeschylus’ Eumenides
Tuesday 10/18/11, 5:00, Turner Center Auditorium

KOINE reading group: Wednesdays at 4:30

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 by mpranger

Interested in reading some of the New Testament, in the original Greek? Or are you just curious about the ancient text?

If so, you are invited to a KOINE Reading Group, which will hold its first meeting of this academic year on Wednesday, October 19, at 4:30 in Bryant 006, the conference room on the ground floor. Consider yourself invited, once and for all times! The tentative plan is to meet every week at the same time and place.

Koine is the “common” or “universal” Greek in which the Christian bible was written. Reading and learning the language of this text will be the focus of our meetings.

Anyone interested in practicing their Greek is welcome to attend, whether as a novice or an expert. Copies of the text will be made available to those who do not yet have one. Special efforts will be made to explain the text to current students of Greek 101.

We’ll be picking up from where we stopped last year, near the end of the gospel of Mark at chapter 16 (“The Resurrection of Jesus”). The first meeting will include a general orientation to the basic bibliography and so may run a bit longer than usual.

Jonathan Fenno
Associate Professor of Classics

Taste of Classics TODAY 10/19, 10-2

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 by mpranger

Am late posting, but hope you’ll drop by Bryant Hall for delicious tastes of Greek and Latin poetry, and of Mediterranean food supplied by Petra. We’ve been forced indoors by unseasonably cold weather, but the show must go on!